Carte Blanche // GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA
The nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima and its consequences: abandoned exclusion zones in a ruined landscape and the radioactive contamination of the Pacific Ocean off the East coast of Japan – Doris Dörrie deals in her award-winning film with the previously unresolved problem of nuclear power in a globalised world. Five years after the nuclear catastrophe, the exceptional German director traveled to an area to which no other film production team has previously dared to ventured - with Geiger counter and camera equipment. *_"GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA"_* is about the young Marie (*ROSALIE THOMASS*) who travels to the Fukushima Prefecture for the organization Clowns4Help escaping her shattered life-dreams and the loss of her great love. Together with the clown Moshe (*MOSHE COHEN*), she wants to bring some joy to the surviving victims of the triple disaster of 2011, who still live in emergency accommodations (the so-called Temporary Housing Communities) years later. When this fails and she meets an old woman who wants to rebuild her house, Marie recognises the place where she can really help. *MUSIC: ULRIKE HAAGE* "IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, WE SPOKE WITH DORIS DÖRRIE ABOUT GRÜSSE AUS FUKUSHIMA":http://www.lichter-filmfest.de/en/home/news.html?news_id=445 _"The film convinces as a cinematic essay about the art of facing life and the rough beauty of the death zone of Fukushima stands for fragility of existence in general."_ NDR Kulturjournal _"GRÜSSE AUS FUKUSHIMA is about loss, home, pain, and last but not least, about the question of whether we help others in order to feel better ourselves. Important, up-to-date topics that Doris Dörrie tackles. She does so in black and white and very poetically."_ MISSY Magazine *We are going to present the movie as a carte blanche in presence of Doris Dörrie. The artist talk will be hosted by Rudolf Worschesch (editor-in-chief of epd film).*
29 March 2017
|English/Japanese with German subtitles
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