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65th Berlinale Interview: Atsushi Funahashi (Director – ‘Nuclear Nation II’)

65th Berlinale Interview: Atsushi Funahashi (Director – ‘Nuclear Nation II’)

‘Nuclear Nation II‘ follows a new group of people exiled from Futaba, the region occupied by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since the 1960s, Futaba had been promised prosperity with tax breaks and major subsidies to make up for the presence of the plant… until the townspeople lost their homeland on March 11,

Interview: Zachary Heinzerling (Director – ‘Cutie and the Boxer’)

‘Cutie and the Boxer‘ is Zachary Heinzerling’s marvelous directorial debut and a rare dual portrait of artistic souls, Ushio and Noriko Shinohara. The title refers to Noriko’s illustrated journal of her life with her husband, dating back to their separate migration to Japan, chance meeting, and marriage of nearly forty years. Ushio, a famous artist in

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