True Mothers


© 2020 "True Mothers" Film Partners


The latest from acclaimed director KAWASE Naomi — a candid force in contemporary Japanese cinema — is a touching family story of love and adoption.

Blissful with their kindergarten son Asato (SATO Reo), a phone call shakes the Kurihara family (NAGASAKU Hiromi, IURA Arata) to its core. Flashbacks reveal the life of a 14 year-old girl named Hikari (MAKITA Aju). Falling head over heels in love with a boy, an unexpected pregnancy stops this young girl’s life in its tracks. Scared and confused, giving up her baby to the childless Kurihara couple may be her only solution. Director KAWASE Naomi attempts to find the meaning of motherhood with her unique style of telling fiction in a documentarian gaze.


Day Time Cinema Format
9 Oct 2021, Saturday 4.40pm The Projector Physical Screening
15 Oct 2021, Friday 8pm The Projector Physical Screening
24 Oct 2021, Sunday 4.30pm The Projector Physical Screening


Year: 2020
Runtime: 139 mins
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Genre: Drama
Rating:   Sexual Scene

Directed by



 NAGASAKU Hiromi, IURA Arata, MAKITA Aju, ASADA Miyoko, SATO Reo