CAST: Hiromi Nagasaku, Arata Iura, Aju Makita DIRECTOR: Naomi Kawase VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | OSCAR CONTENDERS AROUND THE WORLD | WATCH NOW | CLOSES 2/21
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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Only a mountain couldn't be moved by "True Mothers" - but like Asato's parentage, the sources of that effect are complex.Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
True Mothers is one of Naomi Kawase's best films to date, a thoughtful drama about the shame associated with unconventional motherhood.Alex Heeney, Seventh Row