Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house offering city residents a comfortable “escape” to nature. When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi’s life deeply.

Sat 02.12. 10.00 pm Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theatre 6 Tickets
presented by Nicolas Wackerbarth
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OT: Aku wa Sonzai Shinai
Director: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
Screenplay: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, Eiko Ishibashi
Country: Japan 2023
Production: NEOPA Inc., Fictive LLC
Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani, Hazuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Miura
Length: 106 min.
Language: Japanese OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Pandora Film Verleih
Festivals: Venice, New York, BFI, Chicago, Denver, Haifa, Hawaii, Philadelphia, Singapur, São Paulo etc.
Awards: Venice Grand Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Prize, Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente Prize, London Best Film