DIRECTOR: Naomi Kawase VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | OSCAR CONTENDERS AROUND THE WORLD | OPENS 1/29
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.
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True Mothers is a sensitive, thoughtful exploration of a subject that far too often collapses into melodramatic pastiche.Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film
"Naomi Kawase's best film in years, TRUE MOTHERS is a deeply touching celebration of women who assume duties of love, support and compassion."Mina Takla, AwardsWatch