SUMODO - SUCCESSORS OF SAMURAI
You can watch the film anytime during the festival (June 5th - 27th) however there is 48 hour viewing period after you initially click “play”.
Sumo is one of Japan’s most revered sports with deep ties to its culture and history. In his first-of-its-kind documentary, director Sakata lifts the veil on this ancient and secretive world.
For six months he conducted in-depth interviews with the sumo stable oyakata (coaches) and rikishi (wrestlers) focusing on the arduous journey to the upper ranks through the experiences of two aspiring rikishi. Sumodo provides a candid look at these exceptional athletes, their intense training regimens, as well as the always doting, but perhaps even more resilient wives who support their hulking life partners
MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR EIJI SAKATA
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