Restricted Area, FUTABA ~ It's my home ~

立入禁止区域 双葉 ~されど我が故郷~

Sato Takemitsu


After the 3.11 earthquake, director Sato Takemitsu worried about the situation of his hometown Futaba and started recording there with his camera. Since the town was disignated as an exclusion zone due to the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, striken areas in the town were left as they were and the townspeople were forced to live in temporary housing. After the disaster occurred, the realites they are facing have been often reported through various media, while more serious problems or people's real feelings have been hardly conveyed. Furthermore, following the government's announcemnet that the nuclear accident in Fukushima has been contained, we feel optimistic atmosphere as if every problem were already solved. However, the current harsh situation is still only the beginning of the hardships awaiting the Futaba people.
Title in English Restricted Area, FUTABA ~ It's my home ~
Title in Original Language 立入禁止区域 双葉 ~されど我が故郷~
Director(s) Sato Takemitsu
Director's Bio/Filmography Born in Fukushima in 1948. Graduated from Futaba High School and the Department of Philosophy at Nihon University. After graduating the univeristy, he started working as an assistant director for films produced by Toho Co,.Ltd. He trained under master directors such as Imamura Shohei, Onchi Hideo and Watanabe Yusuke. In 1978, he made his directorial debut in TV drama "Daikuko" (starring Tsuruta Koji) in Shochiku Co,.Ltd. He continued to direct several TV serieses including the "Daikuko" series, "Yami wo kire" series (starring Amachi Shigeru) and "Hanguman Go Go" series (starring Watanabe Toru). He also worked as a film producer for "Warabi no kou" (Dir: Onchi Hideo, starring Ichihara Etsuko) and "Yuzuriha" (Dir: Hayase Kentaro, starring Shozaki Takashi and Imai Eriko).
Year of Completion 2012
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 99 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BDDVD
Shooting Locations Fukushima
Shooting Dates/Periods March 30 - Nov 30, 2011
Names of Characters Amano Masaatsu
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles Japanese,English,
Date of First Public Screening 2012/2/28
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2012/3/17
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events Theaters: Uplink (Shibuya, Tokyo), Theater Seven (Osaka)
Staff Credits Script: Sato Takemitsu
Photography: Ogoshi Yasuo
Editing: Ogoshi Yasuo
Sound: Sato Takemitsu
Narration: Ichihara Etsuko
Others:Fukuyama Kenzo (Composer of the closing theme song)
Producer Production Committee for Restricted Area, FUTABA
Distributor / Distribution Company Production Image Satellite
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events None