Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 224: Tue Dec 28

The Far Road (Hidari, 1977): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 3pm

This presentation (with an introduction by professor Ayako Saito) is part of the Japan season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
Directed by Sachiko Hidari (The Insect Woman), The Far Road was commissioned by the Japan National Railway Union and integrates documentary narration and visuals. It follows railway workers’ struggles to create unions during a period of economic growth and increased automation. Hidari also produced and stars in the film as the wife of a retired rail worker whose struggles have turned him into a compassionless patriarch.

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