German director Doris Dörrie’s delightfully absurdist comedy drama is set in the heart of the exclusion zone in Fukushima, a quirky, compassionate response to tragic events that had a rapturous reception on its premiere at the Berlinale. With the best of intentions, twenty something Marie escapes from Germany to Fukushima to work with the organisation Clowns4Help. She hopes to bring joy to 2011 nuclear disaster survivors, but finds it more difficult than she thought and ends up staying with cantankerous old Satomi, the last geisha of Fukushima.
Map reference: SE 283351 Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168
By Car From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.
By Bus From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.
By Train Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station