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ATOMIN PALUU / Return of the Atom

ATOMIN PALUU / Return of the Atom

Filmed over the course of more than a decade, this vital new documentary examines the now-notorious construction of a nuclear power plant on the remote Finnish island of Olkiluoto – the first nuclear facility in a Western country after the Chernobyl tragedy in 1986. Announced with triumphant fanfare when the project began in 2004, the plant was supposed to signal the re-emergence of fusion-based plants in Europe. To put it plainly, things have not exactly worked out that way. (Steve Gravestock, Toronto International Film Festival)

MIKA TAANILA, born in 1965, is a filmmaker and video artist based in Helsinki. His works have been shown at major international film festivals. // Films (selection): Futuro – Tulevaisuuden olotila (Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow, 1998, short), Täydell isen pimennyksen vyöhyke (The Zone of Total Eclipse, 2006, short), Kuuden päivän juoksu (Six Day Run, 2013, short doc), Atomin paluu (Return of the Atom, 2015, doc) JUSSI EEROLA has worked as the cinematographer on almost all of Mika Taanila’s films. Return of the Atom is their first feature-length documentary.

European Communities 2016

MIKA TAANILA, JUSSI EEROLA

Finland / Germany 2015
DCP / color
110 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jussi Eerola
Editing
Mika Taanila
Sound
Olli Huhtanen
Music
Pan Sonic
Producers
Cilla Werning (Kinotar, FI), Meike Martens (Blinker Filmproduktion, DE), Erkki Astala (YLE, FI), Martin Pieper (ZDF/ARTE, DE), Jutta Krug (WDR, DE)

Trailer

Production

Kinotar
Työpajankatu 10A
00580 Helsinki, Finland
kinotar@kinotar.com
www.kinotar.com
World Sales

Deckert Distribution
Gottschedstraße 18
04109 Leipzig, Germany
info@deckert-distribution.com
www.deckert-distribution.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere