Nine days

Year: 2020
Country: USA
Director: Edson Oda
Cast: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgård, David Rysdahl, Arianna Ortiz
Genre: drama, fantasy
Runtime: 124 min.
Age: 18+

Fantasy about Life and Death

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...

“One of the more striking directorial debuts of recent years.”


“Nine Days is that rare work of art that invites you to re-consider your entire worldview.”
– Peter Debruge, VARIETY

“Edson Oda’s “Nine Days” is one of the most unexpected experiences I’ve had in almost a decade of going to Sundance.”
– Brian Tallerico, ROGER EBERT

“The breakout “Black Panther” star showed his range in “Us” almost a year ago, but what he accomplishes here is on a completely different level.”
– Gregory Ellwood, THE PLAYLIS

Awards & Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival – Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (U.S. Dramatic) 
SXSW Film Festival – participation 
Bergen International Film Festival – participation