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Fictiefilm / 2020 / duration: 2:20 / Japan / director: Naomi Kawase / Cast: Arata Iura, Hiromi Nagasaku, Taketo Tanaka / Spoken languages: Japans / Subtitles: Dutch

It is not strange or unusual for a couple to want to procreate and have a child. However, things are not proceeding smoothly for this husband and wife. Despite steadily trying to get the wife pregnant the couple yield to reality and, exhorted by a professional association, the couple proceed to adopt a boy. The couple are happily adapting to their adopted son, but a woman shows up soon enough emphasizing she is the boy's biological mother. The two mothers are about to face off.

Press:

"An elegant, absorbing piece of storytelling." ★★★ - Screendaily

"Naomi Kawase's multi-perspective exploration of motherhood has social and dramatic interest." ★★★ - Variety






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Fictiefilm / 2020 / duration: 2:20 / / Japan director: Naomi Kawase / Cast: Arata Iura, Hiromi Nagasaku, Taketo Tanaka / Spoken languages: Japans / Subtitles: Dutch

It is not strange or unusual for a couple to want to procreate and have a child. However, things are not proceeding smoothly for this husband and wife. Despite steadily trying to get the wife pregnant the couple yield to reality and, exhorted by a professional association, the couple proceed to adopt a boy. The couple are happily adapting to their adopted son, but a woman shows up soon enough emphasizing she is the boy's biological mother. The two mothers are about to face off.