Daïchi SaïtoStill: earthearthearth
Originally from Japan, Daïchi SAÏTO is a filmmaker based in Montreal, where he co-founded the collective Double Negative, a group of filmmaking artists dedicated to experimental cinema. Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis (2009) was named one of the “150 Essential Works in Canadian Cinema History” by Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. At Rotterdam, Saïto won a Tiger Award for Short Films with Engram of Returning (2015). His book of short prose Moving the Sleeping Images of Things Towards the Light is published by Le Laps in Montreal. earthearthearth is his tenth short, with its world premiere at IFFR 2021.
(all short) Chiasmus (2003), Chasmic Dance (2004), Blind Alley Augury (2006), 1x1 (2007), Frieze Landscape (2007), All That Rises (2007), Green Fuse (2008), Three Tree Formations (2008), Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis (2009), Field of View #1 (2009), Never a Foot Too Far, Even (2011), Engram of Returning (2015), earthearthearth (2021)
Daïchi Saïto at IFFR
All That Rises
Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis
Never a Foot Too Far, Even
Engram of Returning
Impressive, 35mm journey through the Andes is a hypnotic, sensory meditation on ‘our’ earth. Improvised music by Jason Sharp.