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Kaze no denwa

Voices in the Wind
Nobuhiro Suwa
Japan 2020
139min
OmeU

2019, acht Jahre nachdem Tohoku-Erdbeben und Tsunami Abertausende mit sich rissen. Haru war neun, als sie Eltern und Bruder verlor, sie lebt jetzt bei ihrer Tante. Die Trauer hat sie nicht losgelassen, sie leidet stumm, kompromisslos, fast stur – und voller Anklage. Aufgrund der entsetzlichen Leere, die der Tod in ihrer Mitte hinterlassen hat, will der Alltag der beiden Frauen einfach nicht zusammenwachsen. Als die Tante überraschend ins Krankenhaus muss, macht sich Haru auf den Weg zum Ort ihres Verlustes – und erfährt so für uns, dass Trauer ebenso ihre Zeit hat wie Zuversicht. Ein Roadmovie, zärtlich wie ein Wiegenlied. (Katja Wiederspahn)

The opening intertitles state that “the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster killed 15,897 people. 2,532 people remain missing. Haru, from Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture, was 9. She lost her parents and brother to a tsunami. Now she lives with her aunt in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture.” Following this text, it only takes Suwa a few minutes to make us understand just how profoundly Haru is filled with grief when the film begins, 7 years after the catastrophe. She suffers silently, uncompromisingly, almost stubbornly – and is full of accusations. The appalling void left behind by death stands between the two women. Though they sit the same table and eat the same food, they seem to belong to different solar systems. When her aunt suddenly falls ill, Haru decides to set out for the place where she suffered that initial loss. With all travel stories since the time of Gautama Buddha also doubling up as stories about journeys into ourselves (or the meaning of life), Haru learns that there is a time for mourning and a time for confidence along the way. And Suwa is such a masterful storyteller that one continues to contemplate what lessons cinema can still teach us – through sharing experiences with an open heart, through being compassionate. (Katja Wiederspahn)

Nobuhiro Suwa: SANTA COMES TO TOWN (1982), HANASARERU GANG (1984), 2/DYUO (1997), M/OTHER (1999), H STORY (2001), A LETTER FROM HIROSHIMA (2002, K), UN COUPLE PARFAIT (2005), PARIS, JE T’AIME (2006, Episode), YUKI & NINA (2009), BLACK HAIR (2011, K), LE LION EST MORT CE SOIR (2017)

Credits
  • Motola Serena - Haru
  • Nishijima Hidetoshi - Morio
  • Nishida Toshiyuki - Imada
  • Miura Tomokazu - Kohei
  • Inukai Kyoko
  • Nobuhiro Suwa
  • Yamaomoto Takaaki
  • Haibara Takahiro
  • Sato Takashi
  • Sebu Hiroko
Broadmedia Studios, AEON Entertainment

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Sa. 24 Okt
16:30
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Do. 29 Okt
18:30
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