The Land of Hope
Japanese genre specialist Shion Sono broadens his dramatic horizons in this intimate and heartfelt account of a family who must decide what to do in the wake of a pending nuclear disaster. Based on true events following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdown, The Land of Hope follows Yoichi, his pregnant wife, and his elderly parents when their farm falls just outside the 20 kilometer evacuation zone and they are forced to make the agonizing decision of whether to stay or go.
NETPAC Award at Toronto International Film Festival. Hawaii Film Festival, Turin Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.