Rainy Days (Trailer)

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An elderly Japanese man boards a ferry bound for an unknown island. As he looks out over the water, the falling rain triggers a string of memories, including of a childhood experience in Fukuoka and a brief encounter many years later, aboard a smoke-filled seaside train. The only constant is the rain, a woman and Mount Fuji. When the man arrives on the island, it begins to pour, and a mysterious woman on a motorbike greets him…

Directed by Latvian filmmaker Vladimir Leschiov, Rainy Days looks at three key moments in its protagonist’s life, when events that should have happened never come to pass, yet change the course of his existence. The unique animation technique used to create the film, consisting of black tea and ink on paper and precise, delicate drawn lines, conjures a warm and tranquil atmosphere that mirrors the man’s graceful acceptance of his fate—and his awareness that all we have is what is.


Vladimir Leschiov
Vladimir Leschiov
Vladimir Leschiov
original music
Pierre Yves Drapeau
sound design
Pierre Yves Drapeau
Lise Wedlock
Liga Skirmane
Vladimir Leschiov
Kristine Zvirbule
Lennart Langanki
Jean Paul Vialard
digital imaging specialist
Pierre Plouffe
executive producer
René Chénier
Vladimir Leschiov
Marc Bertrand


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