Kibou No Kuni wins the NETPAC award

Aditya Thursday October 4, 2012

The NETPAC Award was won by the following film at Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (6 Sept - 16th Sept. 2012)

Kibou No Kuni (Land of Hope) (Japan / United Kingdom / Germany / Taiwan / 2011 / 70mm / Japanese / 133 minutes) Directed by Sion Sono

NETPAC Jury Azize Tan (Turkey) Shelly Kraicer (Canada) Laurice.Guillen (Philippines)

Citation For its subtle, complex and artful account of the social and political aspects of a national trauma, that ends In hope, the 2012 Toronto International NETPAC Award for feature film is given to THE LAND OF HOPE by Sion Sono.

Synopsis An old couple, their only son, the son's wife, a young man and his lover live peacefully in a village.  Then, a terrifying earthquake strikes that causes a nearby nuclear station to explode. The residents must evacuate, but the family lives on a farm with only half of the area designated for evacuation. Meanwhile, the wife Izumi learns she is pregnant. (source:WikiAsia. A longer and better synopsis available at www.tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiff/2012/landofhope.) 

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by NETPAC Bureau


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