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Not content with being one of the most desirable actors in the Japanese movie industry, Joe Odagiri has made a handsome directorial debut. “They Say Nothing Stays the Same” had its world premiere on the fringes of the Venice International Film Festival earlier this month, and it’s a film that aims straight for the global art-house circuit.

With its languid pace, sumptuous visuals and mournful depiction of a traditional way of life on the verge of extinction, this period drama harks back not just to an earlier Japan, but to an earlier era of Japanese filmmaking.

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