VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ALEXEI TO IZUMI

V' 02

ALEXEI TO IZUMI

ALEXEI AND THE SPRING

Seiichi Motohashi
J, 2002
Documentaries, 104min, OmdU

ALEXEI TO IZUMI

Seiichi Motohashi
J, 2002
Documentaries, 104min, OmdU

Sound: 
Yutaka Tsurumaki
Camera: 
Masafumi Ichinose
Editor: 
Masaru Muramoto
Composer: 
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Production: 
Sosna Film 7/F, 4-4-1 Higashi Nakano, Nakano-ku, 164-0003 Tokyo, Japan T 3 3227 1870 polepole@mac.email.ne.jp
World Sales: 
Brussels Ave Rue de Visitandines 1/48 1000 Bruxelles, Belgien T 2 511 91 56 brusselsavenue@compuserve.com 35mm/1:1,85/Farbe 104 Minuten
Format: 
35 mm
Color

For centuries, an idyllic Belarus village has enjoyed natures bounty, until the nuclear fallout in Chernobyl ruined all its crops and livestock. 600 inhabitants were evacuated, leaving behind 55 elderly people and a young man named Alexei. Miraculously, they get by, sustained by a 100-year-old spring found to be unaffected by radiation. It became a fountain of hope for the villagers to rebuild their ecosystem, and attracted a Japanese film crew to spend three seasons there, to bring back not only an eco-message about the healing power of nature, but also insights into the power of spirituality as the age of reason draws to an end.