The Day the Sun Fell

Not available for screening anymore

  1. Extra

    The Day the Sun Fell

    Als die sonne vom himmel fiel

    Directed by

    Switzerland, Finland

    2015

    78 min

    • German
    • Japanese

    Documentary

    On the trail of her deceased grandfather, who was working as a young doctor in the Hiroshima hospital on the day the nuclear bomb was dropped in 1945, the film director encounters a former doctor and a nurse who made a similar experience. Her grandfather never discussed his experience during his lifetime, but the straightforwardness of her protagonists brings her closer to him. When, on 11 March 2011, there is another nuclear disaster, this time in Fukushima, her search takes a new turn.

    Awards

    • Best Original Music (Marcel Vaid) - Prix du Cinéma Suisse

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Mrinal Desai
    Editing
    Tania Stöcklin
    Music
    Marcel Vaid
    Production
    ICAN FILMS
    Aya Domenig

    Aya Domenig

    Japan

    Born 1972 in Japan. Joint Swiss and Japanese citizenship. Aya Domenig studied Social Anthropology, Film Studies and Japanology at Zurich University and graduated in Film Directing from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Her graduation short film HARU ICHIBAN (Spring Storm) was presented at important festivals such as Locarno, Winterthur and Clermont-Ferrand and won the Prix Cinécinéma at the Premier Plans Filmfestival in Angers. Her first feature length documentary THE DAY THE SUN FELL premiered at the 68th edition of the Locarno International Filmfestival (Critics Week).