Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus (2023) © Bitters End
Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus (2023) © Bitters End
Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus (2023) © Bitters End

ACMI presents

Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

Neo Sora | Japan | 2023 | E

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Thu 4 Apr - Sun 5 May 2024

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Before passing away in 2023, Ryuichi Sakamoto captured his final performance as a gift for audiences.

Shot by Ryuichi Sakamoto's son Neo Sora and armed only with a stage and his legendary Yamaha grand piano, Sakamoto performed a carefully curated selection of 21 songs for the final time. Shot in intimate black and white, Sora captures the master’s swansong with breathtaking intimacy and emotion.

Curator's Notes

Stripped back. Crystalline. Beautifully imperfect.

Neo Sora's stunning concert film removes all that is unnecessary until we are left with just Sakamoto and his music. Much more than a concert film, Opus is a heartbreaking experience if not for the music alone, which has broken hearts for decades, then for understanding that this unique film experience was knowingly conceived as a farewell to audiences around the world.

– Reece Goodwin, Curator (Film & TV)

Format: DCP
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Source: Hi Gloss Entertainment
Courtesy: Hi Gloss Entertainment
Runtime: 103 mins

Event duration

103 mins



Exempt from classification and suitable for all ages.


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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