Beyond the cloud °Yonaoshi 3.11

AU-DELA DU NUAGE °Yonaoshi 3.11

Keiko Courdy

France, Japan/94min./2013

AU_DELADUNUAGE_Affichewebsm"Fukushima is a parallel world. From the outside, everything seems normal. Away from the forbidden zone, life goes on exactly as before. The danger now is invisible. Some say that all is fine, all is under control. But today, nothing is resolved.
Overwhelmed by the events of March 11, 2011, French director Keiko Courdy left immediately for Japan. She spent more than a year and a half talking to people in Fukushima. In order to understand, she also interviewed many public figures active in Japanese society since the triple disaster: artists, architects, writers, investigative journalists, no nuke activists the erstwhile prime minister at the time of the accident…
Their compelling testimonies highlight the contradictions and movements in a society that is recovering from massive trauma. We all have much to learn from what is happening.
Many people dream of a « Yonaoshi », a « renewal », but is it possible? Can we change our behavior? Contrary to appearances and the impotence felt by many, the change is profound. Throughout Japan, individual people are taking a stance against the prevailing inertia.
Title in English Beyond the cloud °Yonaoshi 3.11
Title in Original Language AU-DELA DU NUAGE °Yonaoshi 3.11
Director(s) Keiko Courdy
Director's Bio/Filmography Keïko Courdy is a French filmmaker and media artist. She writes, directs and produces films, and new media installations, in France and Japan. Doctor of the University of Tokyo, after studying film and theater at the University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, she taught media performances for 3 years at Kyoto University of Arts and Design and led Onomatopia company in Tokyo and KI transdisciplinary creative structure in Paris. Overwhelmed by the Fukushima disaster, she directed the film and webdocumentary 霧の向こうBEYOND THE CLOUD °Yonaoshi 3.11. She is currently preparing a new documentary on the power plant and its workers, as well as a fiction film, a love story happening near Fukushima Dai ichi power plant.
Year of Completion 2013
Nationality of the Film France, Japan
Running Time 94 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Fukushim Prefecture, Tokyo
Shooting Dates/Periods May 2011, March - July 2012 and November 2012
Names of Characters Genyu Sokyu, KAN Naoto, Akiyama Toyohiro, YAE, Ito Toyo, Motohashi Seiichi,Miyata Miho, Yamada Risa, Itakura Yuka, Yukie, Tsubokura Masaharu, Kamanaka Hitomi, Hirose Takashi, Kamata Satoshi, Ochiai Keiko
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles English,
Date of First Public Screening 2013/8/
Place of First Public Screening (Country) France
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2013/9/
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events [2013]
Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes
Fukushima Film Festival Tokyo
New York City Independant Film Festival
Festival du livre de Mouans-Sartoux
Global Visions documentary film festival, Edmonton, Canada
Uranium Film Festival, Musée d'Art Moderne, Rio de janeiro
32nd Festival Cinéma d'Alès
31st International Environment Film Festival in Paris
Geneva Film Festival
Tokyo University UTCP, Shizuoka, Toyama, Iamas Gifu
+ other special screenings in France and in French Institutes in Washington DC USA, Chile, USA, Brazil, Bulgaria, Guinea...
Staff Credits Photography: Ochiai Tomonari, Keiko Courdy
Editing: film: Muramoto Masaru, Webdoc: Guiliano Papacchioli
Sound: Takizawa Osamu, sound recording: Itachiyama Masako
Music: Maebayashi Akitsugu
Narration: Keiko Courdy
Others:Web Design Jérôme Sullerot, Support for shooting and post-production : Montage inc Tokyo
Producer Keiko Courdy
Distributor / Distribution Company PIKA PIKA FILMS
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None