PRIPYAT (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 1999)

“The accident,” as it is referred to throughout Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s prize-winning Austrian documentary, happened on April 26, 1986. In Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear plant, faultily designed and slackly operated, released into the atmosphere, through a steam explosion and fire, a small amount of its radioactive reactor core. Twelve years later, Geyrhalter’s black-and-white film shows four […]