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Program
Director: Edson Oda
2020
United States
130 minutes
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AFF Exclusive Film Club screening of NINE DAYS

Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View on TVs of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a thought provoking and strikingly original vision of what it means to be human.  Cast: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong with Tony Hale and Bill Skarsgård. Written and directed by: Edson Oda Executive Produced by Spike Jonze.

A knockout piece of filmmaking.”
Brian Tallerico, Rogerebert.com
 
Stunningly Crafted. A special, one-of-a-kind film that announces a significant talent.”
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.

At Palace Nova from 15 July.

Language English
Director Edson Oda
Producer Jason Michael Berman, Mette-Marie Kongsved, Laura Tunstall, Matthew Lindner, Datari Turner
Screenwriters Edson Oda
Cast Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgård.