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2011

Waga haha no ki

Chronicle of My Mother

わが母の記

(c) "Chronicle of My Mother" Film Partners

(c) "Chronicle of My Mother" Film Partners

(c) "Chronicle of My Mother" Film Partners

(c) "Chronicle of My Mother" Film Partners

Release Date
April, 28th, 2012
Running Time
118 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm,/ 35mm, HDCAM (English subtitles)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

"Chronicle of My Mother" Film Partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

A film adaptation of the autobiographical novel "Chronicle of My Mother" by Inoue Yasushi, one of Japan's greatest literary talents. This family drama about the aging and death of a parent won a Special Grand Prix of the Jury at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival.
Kosaku (Yakusho Koji) was separated from his parents at an early age to be raised elsewhere, and has grown up believing that he was abandoned by his mother. As an adult, he is still unable to move past this feeling, but when his now senile mother recites a certain poem, her true intentions come to light.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.shochiku.co.jp/movie/wagahaha

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2011 Montreal World Film Festival, World Competition, Special Grand Prix of the Jury
2011 Busan International Film Festival, Closing
2011 Hawaii International Film Festival
2011 International Film Festival of India, Goa
2012 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Horizons
2012 Chicago International Film Festival, Competition
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Modern Masters

[ Contact (International) ]

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
International Sales & Licensing

13F, Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8422
tel: +81-3-5550-1623
fax: +81-3-5550-1654
E-mail: ibd@shochiku.co.jp
http://www.shochikufilms.com

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