PODCAST | Diego Aparicio interviews Joe Odagiri and Akira Emoto, director and actor of the film They Say Nothing Stays the Same (Aru Sendo No Hanashi).
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Joe Odagiri (Saturday Fiction) talks about his directorial debut, They Say Nothing Stays the Same, alongside lead actor Akira Emoto (Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman). The film was presented at the 16. Giornate degli Autori at the 76. Venice Film Festival.
They Say Nothing Stays the Same (Aru Sendo No Hanashi): Toichi is a boatman who ferries the villagers to a town on the other side of the river. Besides rowing a boat for the villagers all day long, he barely has any communication with others except Genzo, a young neighbor. Upstream, a large bridge is being constructed. Everyone is excited, but Toichi has mixed feelings about it. One day, Toichi meets a mysterious young girl. Since she has no family and no place to go, Toichi lets her stay with him, but this encounter starts to bring about changes in Toichi’s life.