When the nuclear accident at Chernobyl happens, a young couple, Anya and Piotr, finds that their wedding day turns into a day of disaster. When news arrives of an accident at the nuclear power plant, Piotr, a firefighter, is summoned away from his nuptials. Soon rain begins to fall — black rain — and the disaster’s full dimension starts to percolate into the consciousness of the people. Years later Anya makes a living guiding tourists who don radiation-proof suits and bus through the town snapping photos of the ravaged area. Shot on location, this drama about the Chernobyl disaster and its long-term legacy provides a shocking sense of immediacy. The camera captures the reality of the environmental catastrophe that devastated Ukraine. Directed by Michale Boganim. Produced by Laetitia Gonzalez, Yael Fogiel, Hanneke Van Der Tas and Dariusz Jablobski.

Land of Oblivion

2011 FR 113 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Narrative
Topic: Energy & Resources, Global Perspectives