Art & Design

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Hankyu Railway – A 15-minute Miracle ֺż֡ƻ15ʬεס

31 March 2015, London

Hankyu Railway – A 15-minute Miracle


Directed by Yoshishige Miyake / 2011 / 119 min
(Japanese language with English subtitles)

Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 18:30

Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00


An ordinary train commute and a familiar landscape. A train is a medium for people’s lives and stories. When you look up from the page of your book, when you put away your mobile, a sliver of magic – a life-changing encounter – may be waiting for you. A slight shift in your viewpoint can make your ordinary, everyday life sparkle. Shoko’s bittersweet revenge on her ex- fiance, college student Misa’s struggle in an abusive relationship with her “hot” boyfriend, ordinary housewife Yasue’s exhausting efforts to keep up with her circle of friends. At first glance, these and other adventures involve totally unconnected lives. But on the train the protagonists’ paths intersect and emotions converge, spinning a miraculous story of love. Anything can happen, even on a 15-minute train ride. These little miracles of love will brighten your landscape.

Free admission. Prior registration essential.

31 March 2015, 6.30pm
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
The Embassy of Japan in the UK