True Mothers

True Mothers

A FILM BY: Naomi Kawase
WRITTEN BY: Naomi Kawase
STARRING: Satoko Kurihara, Kiyokazu Kurihara, Hikari Katakura

Official Academy Award Submission - Japan - Best International Film

After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Over the next six years, the middle-class couple and their young son Asato settle into a comfortable, albeit routine, life. The family’s orderly existence is shattered by the arrival of Hikari, a young woman claiming to be Asato’s biological mother, demanding his return. As tensions mount, Satoko grows more and more emboldened to defend her family.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Run Time: 140 mins
Format: Digital