The Rain’s Ark

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”What is the power of this film? I can't believe that she made this as an independent film, as her thesis film. To all the film lovers in the world, I hope you experience Senami’s film and remember the director’s name. You won't regret it!!"

Have you ever imagined the world after you disappeared?

Wandering in the forest in the pouring rain, Toko wakes up in a house where four men and women live, but something is unnatural. As she learns about outdoor drums, how to heat a bath, and how to wash clothes in a mountain stream, she becomes accustomed to living with these people who live a self-sufficient life, getting their food from somewhere. But then something strange begins to happen.

© 2020 Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation film project Senami team

Director’s Note

All I can say now is that people are a dying culture. And it is absolutely dying. Should we notice it or not? While working on this film, I suddenly found myself thinking a lot about which was happier. I think it is happier not to notice it. But I can never be such a person. I hope that you will take a moment to think about such a thing for which there is no answer.

This is a film that you can certainly sense things that are important, things that can only be seen now, and what we were able to capture because of us. I hope you will enjoy the film.


“Kao Senami obviously has an eye for cinematic composition.”
Kao Senami
Emika Matsumoto
Nanaho Otsuka, Shohei Matsuzaki, Chihiro Kawashima, Yuto Uehara, Kikuno Ikeda, Manami Nakata