Germany

FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR

Grüße aus Fukushima

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    Young German woman Marie (Rosalie Thomass) escapes to Fukushima to change her life. Working with the organization Clowns-4Help, she hopes to bring joy to the 2011 nuclear disaster survivors, some of whom are still living in emergency shelters. Marie soon realizes she is absolutely unsuited to the task of making tragedy less wearisome. Instead of running away, she decides to stay with cantankerous old Satomi (Kaori Momoi), the last geisha of Fukushima, who of her own accord has decided to retreat back to her ruined house in the formerly radioactive Exclusion Zone. Two women who could not be more different, but who – each in her own way – are trapped in the past must learn to liberate themselves from guilt and the burden of memory.

Preceded by: Haven

Haven | 2016 | 5’05” | Fiction | PG |
Director: Ong Ye Feng |
Synopsis: A father tries to help his son cope with his seemingly irrational fear of the outside.

DRAMA, 2016  |  104 MIN  |  PG13  |  SOME DISTURBING SCENES AND COARSE LANGUAGE  |  GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

D I R E C T O R

Doris Dörrie

C A S T

Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi, Nami Kamata, Moshe Cohen, Honsho Hayasaka, Nanoko, Aya Irizuki

H O N O R S / A C C O L A D E S

Bavarian Film Award 2016, Best Actress Berlinale 2016, Heiner Carow Prize of the DEFA Foundation
German Film Award 2016, Nominations for Best Feature Film and Best Female Lead