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A Short film by Mitsuaki Saito

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Production year : 2012


Return to Fukushima.
Fukushima: it is a geographical place, and it is also a symbolic point. Return to Fukushima, it is not only to return to the place which, since a few months, is universally known. It also is to return to the point which separates the before and after, childhood and maturity, past and future. The journey reminds us that Fukushima is the city which we left, and it is also the city towards which we return. The serene and stubborn activity of the farmers reminds us that the life which was before continues lafter, nevertheless. The Buddhist rite which accompanies the last journey of the father reminds us that death is not the end and that the return of the son is also a resumption.

Production and distribution

Photos (4)

Full credits (5)

Sound recordists :

Éric Ménager, Idé Shohei

Editors :

Mitsuaki Saito, Mathilde Michel

Sound Mixer :

Maxime Champesme

Production Manager :

Jacky Lautem

Sound Editor :

Maxence Ciekawy

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Documentary, Experimental

Sub-genre :

Research - Experimental, Video art, 2D & 3D animation

Themes :

Cinema, Poetry, Travel

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

33 min 9 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby Digital

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Selections (2)

Festival of Nations (Ebensee) - 2013

Festival of Nations (Ebensee) (Austria, 2013)


International Competition