Hashima My Love

In the mid 1970s, my grandfather was sent to Nagasaki to study the reconstruction of the city after the bomb. He met by chance a woman who had just been expelled from the island where she had always lived, an island that belonged to Mitsubishi. She gave four photographs to my father so that he never forgets he story. Forty years later, I accost the ruins of Hashima, a former mine.


Data sheet

Experimental documentary. HD, 38’, France, 2013

Screenplay and director: Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux

Languages: Japanese and French. Subtitles in French and English.

Produced by Les films de l’air, coproduction Vosges TV and Studio Orlando, with the participation of CNC, Institut français, Sasakawa Fondation, Procirep-Angoa.

Festivals: International Short Feature festival of Clermont-Ferrand 2014, National competition. Screenings at Montpellier, Grenoble, Brussels, Venice…