Flatpack Festival
Film, and then some

Night on the Galactic Railroad

Sunday 30th March, 2014

| 14:00

After many years of animating for others, Gisaburo Sugii finally had the opportunity to spread his wings on his own feature, adapting a classic Japanese novel about a boy and his friend voyaging across the Milky Way.

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After many years of animating for others, Gisaburo Sugii finally had the opportunity to spread his wings on his own feature, adapting a classic Japanese novel about a boy and his friend voyaging across the Milky Way. It’s properly cosmic stuff, full of musings on God(s) and the universe, but it’s also a brilliantly visualised adventure with the two boys rendered as kittens and a suitably spacy score by Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra. With thanks to Offscreen Festival in Brussels, we’re delighted to have the chance to screen Night on the Galactic Railroad from a 35mm print.

*Recommended

Dir. Gisaburo Sugii & Alan Tarlofsky / Japan 1985 / 113 min

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