THE DAY THE SUN FELL

Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty for the Red Cross during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, approaches the experience of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who once shared the same experience. While gathering the memories and present views of these very last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.

Category Documentary
Original title Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel
Director Aya Domenig
Production ican films
Format full HD, DCP
Runtime 78 min
Production Year 2015
Broadcaster SRF, YLE
Language Japanese, German
Subtitled Versions English, German, Japanese, French
Country Switzerland
Genre History & Archive Footage, Human Interest, Nature & Environment

Festivals

  • "Semaine de la Critique" Festival del Film Locarno (2015)
  • This Human World (2015)
  • Hiroshima Int. Film Festival (2016)

Quotes & Other

»It is not just a movie about personal experience and about what happened in the past, but it is something that is very relevant today.«
The Hollywood Reporter

»Beautifully intimate and personal, yet it reaches out across the world in terms of the issues that are at hand.« Indiewire

»In order to endure the future, light has to be shed on the shadows of the past. Aya Domenig‘s highly sensitive film is a contribution to this endeavour.« Semaine de la Critique, Locarno IFF

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