Nuclear Nation 2011–2015

フタバから遠く離れて 2016総集編

Funahashi Atsushi


NUCLEAR_NATION_2015_main01Forced to evacuate because of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the residents of Futaba—one of the two towns that the nuclear power station straddles—have experienced frustration, conflict, and numerous divisions. The camera trains a sober gaze on a town and its people tossed about at the mercy of the government. This version of this internationally acclaimed film combines the first two parts, previously released under the same title, with additional footage taken later.
Title in English Nuclear Nation 2011–2015
Title in Original Language フタバから遠く離れて 2016総集編
Director(s) Funahashi Atsushi
Director's Bio/Filmography Funahashi Atsushi was born in Osaka, Japan, and graduated from Tokyo University with a B.A. in cinema studies. He moved to New York in 1997 and studied film directing at the School of Visual Arts. His debut feature echoes (2001) was well received by critics and film festivals, winning three jury and audience awards at Annonay International Film Festival in France. The film has been theatrically distributed in the USA and Japan. His second film, Big River (2006), starring Jo Odagiri, was selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market and PPP (Pusan Promotion Plan) at its project stage. Produced by Office Kitano, the film was shown at various film festivals (including Berlin, Pusan, Karlovy Vary, Sao Paolo, and Shanghai) and was released worldwide by Celluloid Dreams Director's Label. Funahashi has also directed several HDTV documentaries on social issues and New York ethnic culture for US/Japanese networks. "For the Joyful Moment of Life" (2005), won a Telly Award. Funahashi moved back to Tokyo in 2007 and has started directing films in Japan. "Deep in the Valley(2009)", "Nuclear Nation I & II (2012, 2014)", and "Cold Bloom (2013, produced by Office Kitano)" are all premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and theatrically released in many countries. His latest film is "RAISE YOUR ARMS AND TWIST Documentary of NMB48", a documentary essay on Japanese idol culture.
Year of Completion 2016
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 180 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format BD
Shooting Locations Japan
Shooting Dates/Periods 2011 - 2015
Names of Characters Katsutaka Idogawa, Shiro Izawa, Soichiro Saito, Hiroyuki Kono
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,
Subtitles English,
Date of First Public Screening 2015/10/12 (旧版 prev.version)
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2015/10/12 (旧版 prev.version)
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events N/A
Staff Credits Photography: Funahashi Atsushi, Yamazaki Yutaka
Editing: Funahashi Atsushi
Sound: Kuwaki Tomoji
Music: Sakamoto Ryuichi, Suzuki Haruyuki
Producer Hashimoto Yoshiko (DOCUMENTARY JAPAN)
Distributor / Distribution Company DOCUMENTARY JAPAN
Official Website for the Film http://www.nuclearnation/jp
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2015