Night Passage

Direction
Year 
2004
Country
  • United States 
Runtime
97min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Night Passage is a digital film on friendship and death. Made in homage to Miyazawa Kenji's classic novel, Milky Way Railroad, the story evolves around the spiritual journey of a young woman, in the company of her best friend and a little boy, into a world of rich in-between realities. Their venture into and out of the land of "awakened dreams" occurs during a long ride on a night train. The filmmaker elegantly depicts each encounter in two-dimensional space with a unique artistic gesture and ingeniously frames the passage as a series of rhythmic image sequensces as seen through the window of a train.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Night Passage
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Cast
    Yuan Li-Chi, Denice Lee, Joshua Miller, Vernon Bush, Howard Dillon, Luis Saguar
  • Cinematography
    Kathleen Beeler
  • Editing
    Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Music
    The Construction of Ruins with Greg Goodman, George Cremaschi and Dave Slusser
  • Runtime
    97 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2004
  • Country
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Image Forum Film Festival, Tokyo
    • Tapei Artist Village
    • Senef Film Festival, Seoul
    • The Shanghai Art Biennale
    • The Busan Art Biennale 2004
    • The Asian American Int'l Film Festival, New York
    • Visual Communication Los Angeles Asian Festival

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