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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The latest film starring Kenichi Matsuyama (松山ケンイチ) tells a story lies close to my heart. Directed by documentary film maker Nao Kubota (久保田直), Ieji (家路), which translates to The Homeward Road, tells the story of a family from a farming community that was evacuated due to it's proximity to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Jiro, played by Kenichi with a Fukushima accent, sets out to cultivate and rebuild the contaminated land.
Ieji is currently in limited release in Japan, and was shown at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.
Film Website: http://www.bitters.co.jp/ieji/