The Day The Sun Fell

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About the film

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.

About the film

Presse

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

Anne Thompson, Indiewire

«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. (…) Every minute that is in that film is part of that film and should be there.»

Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

«It’s very surely directed, there is a certain confidence. It’s quite rear to see that in a first film. And you can already get a sence of what kind of a director is behind this film. And in a documentary it is even more difficult than in a fiction film, because there is so much you cannot control. So that’s definitely very impressive.»

Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
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News and Screenings

THE DAY THE SUN FELL wins the Horizonte Film Prize 2016!

The Horizonte-Filmprize is awarded “…to a film that is prone to peace, freedom, justice and harmonious coexistence between humans, animals and nature and which represents these goals cinematic in an effective form.”

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