Take a look at the trailer that Sony Pictures Classics has released for Nine Days, a beautiful-looking drama-fantasy starring Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgård and more.
The film is set in an in-between, limbo of sorts and follows Will (Duke), whose job it is to pick just one, of several unborn souls, to receive the gift of being born. The chosen soul won’t remember their time before birth; those not chosen will no longer exist. He has nine days to decide.
It’s the type of film that looks to tap in to the truths of humanity, as well as the utterly incredible that we, as individuals, beat the odds to be a living, breathing, feeling being in the first place. The reviews that have come from the film’s festival run so far suggest it’s most certainly one you should put on the ‘must see’ list. I’ve got a feeling I’ll be a blubbering mess by the time the credits roll.
This marks the feature debut for Japanese Brazilian writer-director Edson Oda, whose previous works include short films and music videos. If the film’s release garners the attention it appears to deserve, expect to be hearing his name much more in future.
Nine Days, also starring Benedict Wong, Tony Hale and Arianna Ortiz, will be released sometime in early 2021.
Official synopsis for Nine Days:
Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV’s of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable.
But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life.
Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will…