Caesium and the Girl

  |  Book Tickets: 05/05/2016
  |  109 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Caesium and the Girl Film Poster


Director: Ryo Saitani. 2015, Japan, 109min. UK PREMIERE A delightful adventure fantasy about Mimi and the seven gods. 17-yr-old Mimi lives with her parents in the Tokyo suburb, Asagaya on the Chuo Line. Three days after the terrible eastern Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, Mimi’s fate changes drastically as radiation-contaminated rain has left Mimi with terrible pain in her tongue. She is determined to find out why. Mimi and the gods start measuring cesium levels throughout Tokyo. They visit hot spots of cesium pollution to see the reality of damage from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Will Mimi and her divine friends manage to squeeze out a happy ending? A magical mystery tour through space and time begins! Saitani effortlessly combines live action and animation to depict Mimi’s view of modern Japanese history – equally comfortable in the realms of fantasy and realism.