Call Number: JAPFFDVDO5
Alternate Title: Omoide Poro Poro, おもひでぽろぽろ
Director: Isao Takahata
Duration: 118 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English
A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.
Unmarried career woman Taeko Okajima (Miki Imai) takes her first extended trip outside her native Tokyo when she travels to rural Yamagata to visit her sister’s family during the annual safflower harvest. On the train, Taeko daydreams about her pre-adolescent self. As her vacation progresses, she has extended flashbacks about the frustrations and small pleasures of her childhood, and wonders if her stress-filled adult life is what the young Taeko would have wanted for herself.