Atomin Paluu

Return of the Atom

Filmed over the course of more than a decade, this vital new documentary examines the now-notorious construction of a nuclear power plant on the remote Finnish island of Olkiluoto – the first nuclear facility in a Western country after the Chernobyl tragedy in 1986. Announced with triumphant fanfare when the project began in 2004, the plant was supposed to signal the re-emergence of fusion-based plants in Europe. To put it plainly, things have not exactly worked out that way. (Steve Gravestock, Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
MIKA TAANILA, born in 1965, is a filmmaker and video artist based in Helsinki. His works have been shown at major international film festivals. // Films (selection): Futuro – Tulevaisuuden olotila (Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow, 1998, short), Täydell isen pimennyksen vyöhyke (The Zone of Total Eclipse, 2006, short), Kuuden päivän juoksu (Six Day Run, 2013, short doc), Atomin paluu (Return of the Atom, 2015, doc) JUSSI EEROLA has worked as the cinematographer on almost all of Mika Taanila’s films. Return of the Atom is their first feature-length documentary.
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2016
Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Finland / Germany 2015
110 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Cinematography Jussi Eerola
Editing Mika Taanila
Sound/Sounddesign Olli Huhtanen
Music Pan Sonic
Producer(s) Cilla Werning (Kinotar, FI), Meike Martens (Blinker Filmproduktion, DE), Erkki Astala (YLE, FI), Martin Pieper (ZDF/ARTE, DE), Jutta Krug (WDR, DE)
Kinotar Työpajankatu 10A 00580 Helsinki Finland
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere