Nine Days

Opens Sep 10, 2021



Will, a reclusive man spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View 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 to be born. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma, a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past.

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.

"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

"At the risk of overselling Edson Oda's ultra-original, meaning-of-life directorial debut, there's a big difference between Nine Days and pretty much every other film ever made. Nine Days invites you to re-consider your entire worldview."
– Peter Debruge, Variety

This film is available with Open Captions, Captiview personal captioning device, and Fidelio personal descriptive audio device.