Kyûpora no aru machi (1962) AKA Foundry Town

Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this simple story chronicles the lives of poor foundry workers and their families, and one girl’s dreams of self-improvement through going on to higher education.

Director: Kirio Urayama.
Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Mitsuo Hamada, Eijirô Tono, Shôichi Ozawa, Taiji Tonoyama, Tokuko Sugiyama, Takeshi Katô, Tanie Kitabayashi, Kin Sugai, Yoshio Ichikawa, Akiji Kobayashi, Kayoko Aoki, Junko Hiyoshi, Nobuo Kawakami. AKA キューポラのある街 / Foundry Town

1962 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.

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