Regular Japanese Film Screening

Rail Truck

Come and enjoy the spectacular world of Japanese Cinema at The Japan Foundation, New Delhi Office.

The Theme of the month is Boyhood Days

Date – 19th May, 2017 (Friday)
Time – 18:30
Venue – The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Director - Hirofumi KAWAGUCHI
Duration – 116 minutes

ENTRY FREE

Short Synopsis -
The film revolves around Yumiko and her sons Atsushi and Toki. Her husband and their father recently passed away and so, they have come from Tokyo, with his ashes, to his parents’ home, a mountain village in the south of Taiwan. The eldest son Atsushi, is strongly conscious that in ethnocentric Japan he is ‘different’,  and so, is in a state of rebellion against both the society in which he has grown up and his mother. Setting out on a journey aboard an old-fashioned hand-powered ‘rail truck’, Atsushi discovers a world outside of his family and his school, and is forced to confront the question of what it means to be both an ‘elder brother’ and a ‘son’.

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