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Opens Friday, January 29 through Eventive

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4-Film Pass includes rental access to Blizzard of Souls, My Little Sister, You Will Die at Twenty, and True Mothers.

Films will become available to view as they are released virtually to the public.

True Mothers

Opens Friday, January 29

Japan’s Official Submission to the 2021 Oscars for Best International Feature

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.

Weaving together multiple timelines and genres with a contemplative pacing and keen sense of place, hallmarks of Kawase’s work, TRUE MOTHERS “is a deeply touching celebration of women who assume duties of love, support and compassion” (Awards Watch).

Presented in Japanese with English Subtitles

2020. 140 minutes. Drama. NR.

The latest film from the prolific Japanese director Naomi Kawase is a rewarding drama which weaves together knotted maternal bonds and textured character portraits. An elegant, absorbing piece of storytelling, its universal themes and a tone which conveys empathy without tipping into sentimentality….

Wendy Ide - Screen Daily

[T]he film shimmers with beauty and sadness…. “True Mothers” wows in the end with an emotional banger of an ending that’s a truly devastating convergence of all the film’s threads. Kawase ties everything together beautifully….

Ryan Lattanzio - IndieWire

The Japanese auteur Naomi Kawase has returned with another of her highly distinctive, tremulously sensitive movies…there is a sustained emotional seriousness in this movie, with committed performances.

Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian

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Rent Online - $10

Opens Friday, January 29 through Eventive

After your purchase, you have 3 days to watch.

Rent 4-Film Pass for $30 - a $10 savings!

Passes available now

4-Film Pass includes rental access to Blizzard of Souls, My Little Sister, You Will Die at Twenty, and True Mothers.

Films will become available to view as they are released virtually to the public.