This animated film, which recalls the past through images that seem to transfer the melodies and lyrics onto the screen, shifts its gaze away from the express train, which has become the symbol of rapid growth and the metropolis-oriented culture that praises such growth. Instead, we focus on the slow train, which honors the virtues of taking things slow and easy. The slow train in the film still runs in rural areas of Japan. (Kim Joon-yang)
ARAI ChieARAI Chie
Born in 1971. Learned animation while working on anime productions in Tokyo, and is currently a freelancer. She creates animations and illustrations mainly using character drawing. She has also produced a lot of flip books.