FILMS 2016

©Mathias Bothor-Majestic
Fukushima, Mon Amour ©Mathias Bothor-Majestic
Fukushima, Mon Amour
Grüße Aus Fukushima

DRAMA // 104 Min. // 2016 // 15+ //
DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY: Doris Dörrie
CAST: Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi, Moshe Cohen, Nami Kamata, Aya Irizuki
LANGUAGE: English, german and Japanese with English subtitles
Hoping to distract herself from heartbreak at home, a young German woman Marie escapes to Fukushima with the intention of changing her life. She joins a charity circus group, hoping to cheer up the elderly refugees of the 2011 nuclear disaster. Faced with harsh culture shock and her own insecurities, Marie realises that she is clearly not cut out for the mission. But instead of escaping once more, Marie decides to stay with Satomi, Fukushima’s last Geisha. The unlikely pair – worlds apart – learn to lean on each other, as they are confronted with the ghosts of their individual pasts. Beautifully shot in black-and-white, Doris Dörrie’s acclaimed new film moves fluently between human drama and catastrophe, with superbly judged performances from the two leads. Doris Dörrie is drawn once again to Japan, a country she has repeatedly visited since the beginning of her career. Her attachment to the Land of the Rising Sun has already been documented in films such as Kirschblüten – Hanami (2008) and Enlightenment Guaranteed (1999). www.gruesseausfukushima.de
Screening in:
Sydney
Wednesday 16 November
Chauvel Cinema

8:30 pm

Saturday 19 November
Chauvel Cinema

3:45 pm

Saturday 26 November
Palace Norton Street

6:00 pm

Melbourne
Saturday 19 November
Palace Cinema Como

3:45 pm

Thursday 24 November
Palace Westgarth

8:30 pm

Saturday 26 November
Kino Cinemas

6:00 pm

Brisbane
Tuesday 29 November
Palace Barracks

6:30 pm



FESTIVALS: Berlinale 2016

QUOTES FROM CRITICS:
"Fukushima, Mon Amour offers a refreshingly quirky perspective on a heavy subject suggesting that sometimes audiences, and perhaps even victims, need a vacation from misery and pity." Maggie Lee, Variety