Movie Night Greetings from Fukushima (Grüße aus Fukushima)

Grüße aus Fukushima ©Hanno Lentz- Majestic

Fri, 11/17/2017

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K Street NW, Suite 03
(Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)
Washington, DC 20006

Germany, 2016, b/w, 104 min., German with English subtitles, Director:  Doris Dörrie

Marie and her husband separate on their wedding day. Now, the young woman wants to get as far away as possible from the place of the tragic event. She travels to Japan with the organisation “Clowns4Help” to help the survivors of the Fukushima catastrophe. Marie quickly realises that she can’t carry out the task. But she doesn’t want to give up. She accompanies the ageing geisha Satomi to her destroyed house in the exclusion zone, which has been radioactively contaminated since 2011. A surprising friendship slowly forms between the two very different women, from which both have a lot to gain.