Land of Hope
Japan, 2012, 133 Minute Running Time
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL this screening has been cancelled but will be rescheduled for another evening this week.
In the prefecture of Nagashima, the Ono family is torn apart when an earthquake causes a nuclear meltdown. The government draws danger zones across the prefecture, going right down between the houses of two next-door neighbors: the Onos and the Suzukis. The elder Ono Yasuhiko makes the decision to stay in the “safe” zone where their home lies, while the Suzuki family evacuates. Sono captures the oft-surreal ways the government exhibits denial through their policy, discriminates across its citizenry, and causes mass nuclear fear, all while telling a touching story of two families and their struggles to stay united.
DIRECTOR: Sion Sono