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Ryuichi Sakamoto | OPUS

Mon 19 Feb

Ryuichi Sakamoto | OPUS Mon 19 Feb Lotterywest Films $17 - $20
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Mon 19 Feb at Lotterywest Films, from $17 - $20

‘A concert is ephemeral; one is filled with gratitude that this film is not.’


‘A glorious final performance.’


In the lead up to his 2023 death, composer and performer Ryuichi Sakamoto performed 20 selections from his vast body of work. In the years he suffered with cancer, Sakamoto could no longer perform live, but he mustered all of his energy to leave the world with one final performance – featuring just him, his piano and a small film crew.

Curated by Sakamoto himself and presented in his chosen order, the 20 pieces performed in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his music. The selection spans his entire career, from his popstar Yellow Magic Orchestra period, to his magnificent film scores such as 'The Sheltering Sky, The Last Emperor and Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence, to music from his meditative final album, 12. Captured with precision and poetry by his son, director Neo Sora, Sakamoto bares his soul through his music, knowing at the time that this may have been the last opportunity to present his art.

Sora has constructed a gorgeous elegy, a celebration of an artist's life in the purest sense. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus is an intimate, melancholy and achingly beautiful one-man show and the definitive swan song of a beloved maestro.

Neo Sora
Documentary Cast
Sakamoto Ryuichi

Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs, bean bags and regular chairs. 

Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.

It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get your seat.

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How to Redeem

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  • Date and Title of the Film you wish to attend
  • Number of tickets you wish to redeem using your Voucher Pack
  • Ticket numbers printed on the Film Vouchers

Please note you need to contact us by midday the day of, or for a weekend film by midday Friday, to convert your voucher for that film screening. 

Vouchers can still be redeemed at the door, though note this is subject to capacity. We strongly recommend redeeming in advance to avoid missing out. We will communicate availability via our social channels. 

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Get 2 tickets for only $20! Bring a mate and enjoy a cheap Tuesday movie night. 

2 for 1 Tuesday tickets are only available for purchase in person at the box office for that Tuesday evening's screening.

2 for 1 Tuesday tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

In the mood for food? Charlies Pizza's got you covered, serving up delicious wood fired pizzas and food before the film starts.

You can also grab all kinds of refreshments including drinks and treats from the bar. 

Feel free to BYO booze and enjoy a picnic.

Time & Location

Mon 19 Feb

Gates open 6pm | Film starts 8pm Lotterywest Films, UWA Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo



    • Adult: $20
    • Festival Club: $18
    • Concession: $17

Please check classification closer to film screening date.

Japanese with English subtitles.

Film screenings are subject to weather conditions

Updates on any changes to the film schedule are listed by 7pm online via website and socials @perthfest

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