Immersion in German cinema
In collaboration with the Goethe Institute - Montreal
Marie and her husband separate on their wedding day. Now, the young woman wants to get as far away as possible from the place of the tragic event. She travels to Japan with the organization “Clowns4Help” to help the survivors of the Fukushima catastrophe. Marie quickly realizes that she can’t carry out the task. But she doesn’t want to give up. She accompanies the ageing geisha Satomi to her destroyed house in the exclusion zone, which has been radioactively contaminated since 2011. A surprising friendship slowly forms between the two very different women, from which both have a lot to gain.View the trailer
Doris Dörrie was born in Hanover in 1955. In 1973, she studied acting and film in Stockton, California. She then went on to study at the New School of Social Research in New York. From 1975, she attended the University of Television and Film in Munich. After her studies, she worked for several German television broadcasters and created numerous documentary films. Her early television feature film STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART was screened at the Venice Film Festival in 1983, and won the Audience Award at the Saarbrücken Film Festival. Doris Dörrie’s big breakthrough came with her film comedy MEN…, and since then she’s created numerous films and established herself as an author. Doris Dörrie has received many awards, including Bavarian and German Film Awards, the Grimme Award, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Carl Zuckmayer Medal.