The Embassy of Japan in Luxembourg has announced it will organise a film screening of Father of the Milky Way Railroad on Tuesday 12 March 2023 at 19:30 at Kinepolis-Kirchberg.

The 2023 film is directed by Izuru Narushima and will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles and with an introduction. Starring Koji Yakusho, Masaki Suda and Nana Mori, the film shows the life of Kenji Miyazawa, famous Japanese novelist, poet, and writer of children's literature, from his birth in 1896 to his death from acute pneumonia at age 37 in 1933. The movie is adapted from a novel by Yoshinobu Kadoi who won a top prize for novelists in Japan, the Naoki Award, for this work.

This film also received "Prix du Jury" at the 17th KINOTAYO Contemporary Japanese Film Festival last year. This biopic looks at the short and eventful life of Kenji Miyazawa, in a drama about art, ambition and family.

This film screening is free of charge. Reservation is required via the following link: