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2012

Kibo no kuni

The Land of Hope

希望の国

(c)2012 The Land of Hope Film Partners

(c)2012 The Land of Hope Film Partners

(c)2012 The Land of Hope Film Partners

(c)2012 The Land of Hope Film Partners

Release Date
October, 20th, 2012
Running Time
133 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP
Subtitle
English

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

The Land of Hope Film Partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Bitters End

[ Story ]

A socially-conscious drama from Sono Sion COLD FISH , Himizu , who is currently one of Japan's most sought-after directors at film festivals around the world. Set in a fictional Japanese town, it depicts a family whose lives are torn apart by a nuclear accident. Winner of the NETPAC Award for best Asian film at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival.
In the year 20XX, several years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, another massive temblor strikes off the coast of Nagashima Prefecture. A further nuclear accident occurs as a result, leading to the worst possible case scenario. Ono Yasuhiko (Natsuyagi Isao), a dairy farmer who lives in the area designated for evacuation, finds himself in danger of losing his home.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.kibounokuni.jp/

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2012 Toronto International Film Festival NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film
2012 Dubai International Film Festival MUHR Asia Africa Feature Competition
2012 Rio de Janeiro Int’l Film Festival
2012 Mar del Plata International Film Festival
2012 Busan International Film Festival
2012 Montreal Festival du Nouveau
2012 Hawaii International Film Festival
2012 Chicago International Film Festival
2012 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
2012 San Diego International Film Festival
2012 Thessaloniki International Film Festival
2012 Stockholm International Film Festival
2012 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
2012 Madrid Experimental Film Festival
2012 Torino International Film Festival Confidential Report

[ Contact (International) ]

pictures dept. co. ltd.
1960-A Isshiki, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa 240-0111
Rep: SHIOMAKI Yuko
Attn: SHIOMAKI Yuko
tel: +81 46 876 7531
E-mail: picturesdept@picturesdept.com
http://www.picturesdept.com

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