True Mothers

Asa Ga Kuru

Greek premiere

A well-off Tokyo couple, undergoing frustrating fertility treatments, decides to adopt Asato, an offspring of immature adolescent love. Six years later, Asato’s young birth mother appears out of the blue, regretful of past mistakes, striving not to be erased from her child’s life. Skillfully weaving timelines, narratives, and genres—from family drama to teenage romance, social realism, and delicate touches of a thriller—this heartwarming study of characters delves into the notions of family and motherhood.

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Direction: Naomi Kawase
Script: Naomi Kawase, Izumi Takahashi
Cinematography: Yuta Tsukinaga, Naoki Sakakibara
Editing: Tina Baz, Yoichi Shibuya
Sound: Eiji Mori, Roman Dymny, Olivier Goinard
Music: Akira Kosemura, An Tôn Thât
Actors: Hiromi Nagasaku, Arata Iura, Aju Makita, Miyoko Asada
Production: Kino Films, Kumie
Producers: Yumiko Takebe
Sets: Setsuko Shiokawa
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Ιαπωνία
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 140'
Contact: Playtime

Naomi Kawase


1997 Suzaku
200 Hotaru
2003 Shara
2007 The Morning Forest
2011 Hanezu
2014 Still the Water
2020 True Mothers