RETURN OF THE ATOM @ TIFF (TIFF Docs)

August 11, 2015
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RETURN OF THE ATOM @ TIFF (TIFF Docs)

RETURN OF THE ATOM by Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola – TIFF Docs

(2015, Finland & Germany, 110 min, world premiere)

Following the 2006 TIFF premiere of his short THE ZONE OF TOTAL ECLIPSE (Wavelengths), Finnish director Mika Taanila returns to Toronto with RETURN OF THE ATOM, which chronicles the building of the first nuclear power plant in the west after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The OL3 plant in Eurajoki, Finland was supposed to mark the nuclear industry’s second coming globally but, serious issues in planning, construction and safety automation stalled the project. Begun in 2004 and delayed over nine years, RETURN OF THE ATOM portrays the strange and stressful life in a small nuclear town hoping for a nuclear renaissance.

World sales: Deckert Distribution

Press screenings:
Thu Sep 10, 7:45pm press screening, Scotiabank 11
Tue Sep 15, 2:15pm press screening, Scotiabank 8

Public screenings:
Fri Sep 11, 6:30pm public screening, Scotiabank 4
Sat Sep 12, 11:30am public screening, Jackman Hall
Fri Sep 18, 6:15pm public screening, Scotiabank 14

Press day: Friday, September 11 with directors Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola and producer Lasse Saarinen

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