30.09. - 09.10.2021

Beyond the Wave Germany, Japan 2013 | 83 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Kyoko Miyake

Kyoko Miyake studied history in Tokyo and Oxford. Her documentary shorts, including Hackney Lullabies (2011), have been shown at festivals all over the world. Beyond the Wave is her first long work.

rated for 0 + years
Namie is a small town not far from Fukushima where Kyoko Miyake spent the summers of her childhood. Today, Namie lies in a radioactively contaminated prohibited area. The director travels with her aunt to the desolate, abandoned town. While many refugees have come to terms with the loss of their homes, Namie's aunt stills dreams of returning. She had a bakery, an undertaker's and a function room for weddings. For her, the present lies in ruins, but not the past. The past was characterized by an unconditional belief in nuclear power and the power station operator Tepco. A film about the emotional consequences of the reactor disaster.
Original title: Beyond the Wave
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Kyoko Miyake
Screenplay: Kyoko Miyake
Producer: Gregor Streiber
Director of Photography: Kozo Natsuumi, Shai Levy
Music: Shigeru Umebayashi, Jack Ketch
Production Design:
Editor: Joby Gee
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales: NHK Enterprises
Production: inselfilm produktion; WDR; BBC; NHK; SVT; IKON; Knowledge


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