Äidit (2020)

PLEASE NOTE: No English dialogue/subtitles!

True Mothers explores the malleable nature of family and complementary forms of mothering: one mother (Hikari) gives birth, another (Satoko) nurtures and a third — the head of the adoption agency, who sheltered Hikari at a difficult time — acts in a mother’s stead.

The stunning seascapes of the Hiroshima-area island where Hikari lives during the pregnancy help establish a contemplative mood. … Only a mountain couldn’t be moved by True Mothers.

Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

  • Orig. title: Asa ga kuru
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Finnish
  • Distribution: Cinema Mondo
  • Cinematography: Naomi Kawase, Naoki Sakakibara, Yûta Tsukinaga
  • Editing: Tina Baz, Yôichi Shibuya
  • Music: Akira Kosemura, An Ton That
  • Sound: Roman Dymny, Olivier Goinard, Eiji Mori, Arnaud Rolland, Tom Diaz Romettino