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9 Ratings

Half-Life in Fukushima

Demi-Vie à Fukushima

Switzerland, France, 2016


Shooting on lustrous film stock, directors Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi reveal the surreal scope and devastation of the nuclear tragedy, and the stubborn signs of life among the ruins. A stunning vision of a place where the ghosts of the past meet the perils of the future.

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Half-Life in Fukushima Directed by Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi

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  • EdieEmm's rating of the film Half-Life in Fukushima

    An incredible story: One man holding out alone - both catalyst and custodian - in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the evacuated Fukushima red zone. Surreal, abandoned cityscapes, entire architectures of contamination and waste, nature and decay in unmitigated contest... Cinematic gold, squandered. A long, unfulfilling 60 minutes, unnecessarily reliant on obvious & heavyhanded 'artistic' devices. Disappointing. 2.5

  • Gbok's rating of the film Half-Life in Fukushima

    This film is a love letter to its protagonist, its world, its texture (seriously, the 16mm film make it almost a tactile experience) and to the cinematic medium in general. This film is a beautiful object crafted by skilled artisans. Like the best artworks, it evokes. It's not a tale, it's the chant of a monk. It doesn't tell you how to feel about something, it simply makes you feel. 4.5: Art