Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram

Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram

嵐電 (Randen)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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North American Premiere

Named after the beloved 110-year-old tram in western Kyoto City, Randen is a pleasantly low-key romantic drama that evokes the ancient city’s folklore, movie production history and deep love of trains through three intersecting stories: a writer from Kamakura researches supernatural train stories and recalls memories of his wife in her hometown; a shy local girl helps a Tokyo actor rehearse his lines in Kyoto dialect; and a high school girl from Aomori falls in love with a geeky train otaku. A local labor of love directed by Takuji Suzuki, the film was made with the help of Kyoto film students and the support of people living along the Randen line.

2019. 114 min. Directed by Takuji Suzuki. With Arata Iura, Ayaka Onishi, Satoko Abe, Hiroto Kanai.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2019

Tickets: $15/$12 students, seniors & persons with disability/$10 Japan Society members

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