Fukushima, 5 years later
Five years ago, Japan suffered a catastrophe which changed the country and became a world-wide symbol of the lurking atomic threat. At this year's Five Flavours, we commemorate these events by presenting three different, unique films. The catastrophe and its implications have been a subject of numerous documentary works, but the section focuses on the pictures showing the national trauma through a metaphor and generic conventions. Instead of the facts and the chronology of events, the Japanese artists are interested in the emotions of people who experienced the catastrophe, interpersonal relations, and ways of reworking the trauma. The section is composed of a science-fiction film, a black erotic comedy, and a partly animated fantasy film for teenagers.