I’m So Sorry, dir. Zhao Liang, Hong Kong / France / Netherlands 2021, 96 min., Chinese / Japanese / Russian / German with English subtitles
‘Humanity likes to return to nightmares’, announces Zhao Liang (Behemoth
) in his latest nonfiction work, where nightmares of the nuclear age continue to cast a long shadow. This spectral guide revisits sites of devastation and containment, meets those living with the aftermath of Chernobyl and Fukushima, and witnesses a weekly anti-nuclear demonstration in Japan.
I’m So Sorry is both a poetic apology to future generations and an immersive panorama of a planet living with the catastrophic effects wrought by our pursuit of progress. It is a view of a world where homes lie abandoned while specialist buildings are constructed to house harmful materials; and as the next man-made disaster skirts the edges of the film, Liang’s work pleads with us to better consider the consequences of our actions.
This screening is a UK premiere and is preceded by an introduction from curator and writer Nat Muller.
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