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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
May 292021
 
“An elegant, absorbing piece of storytelling.”
— Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“Sensitive and layered.”
— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
“A lush visual reworking of parental angst and despair.”
— Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“Shimmers with beauty and sadness.”
— Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire

A YOUNG ADOPTIVE FAMILY’S LIFE IS SHAKEN BY THE
SURPRISING ARRIVAL OF THE BIRTH MOTHER IN
DIRECTOR NAOMI KAWASE’S EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED DRAMA – JAPAN’S OSCAR® ENTRY FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

TRUE MOTHERS

Street Date: June 8, 2021
DVD/Digital: $24.95

The DVD Release Includes the Bonus Short Film “Return to Toyama”
and Director Kawase and Juliette Binoche in Conversation

 

SYNOPSIS

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).

BONUS FEATURES

  • 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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