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36e 18 - 27.03.2022

True Mothers

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Filmmaker Naomi Kawase returns with another deeply sensitive portrayal of a family drama. Her latest work follows a couple who receive a call from a woman claiming to be the biological mother of their adopted child and asking for money. Questions mount about motherhood. Which woman can pretend to be a "truer" mother: the one who gave birth or the one who has raised the child as her own?

  • Swiss Premiere
  • fiction
  • Japan
  • 2020 | 140 min. | Colour
  • Language : Japanese
  • Subtitles : English | French | German
Cast & Crew
Based on a story by Mizuki Tsujimura
Naomi Kawase
Izumi Takahashi
Yuta Tsukinaga
Naoki Sakakibara
Tina Baz
Yôichi Shibuya
Roman Dymny
Akira Kosemura
An Ton That
Roman Dymny
Olivier Goinard
Hiromi Nagasaku
Arata Lura
Aju Makita
Miyoko Asada
Yumiko Takabe, Radiance
Kino Films
Kinoshita Group Co., Ltd.
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Naomi Kawase

2017 Radiance (awarded in Cannes)

2015 An
2007 The Mourning Forest (Grand Prix in Cannes)
2003 Shara (selected in Cannes)
1997 Suzaku (first feature, Golden Camera in Cannes)
1992 Embracing (documentary short)

Conception: By the way studio - Développement: Agence MiNT

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