TRUE MOTHERS from Director Naomi Kawase, Arrives on DVD/Digital

I received this movie for free in exchange for my review, I have not been compensated in any way.

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 who claims to be Asato’s biological mother and demands his return. 

Weaving together multiple timelines and genres, TRUE MOTHERS is “is a deeply touching celebration of women who assume duties of love, support and compassion” (AwardsWatch). Check the Trailer for True Mothers on Youtube


  • Juliette Binoche and Naomi Kawase discuss True Mothers
  • Bonus Short Film – Return to Toyama (Written and directed by Atsushi Hirai | France, Japan | Japanese with English subtitles | 24 minutes) — After a long absence, Takumi returns to his small Japanese coastal hometown, having never made amends with his father who disapproved of him leaving

PROGRAM INFORMATION Type: DVD/Digital Genre: World Cinema/Drama Running Time: 140 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound / 2.0 Stereo Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

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