The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

True Mothers

Ends February 18th

After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, convinced by the discourse of an adoption association, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a baby boy. A few years later, their parenthood is shaken by a threatening unknown girl, Hikari, who claims to be the child’s biological mother. Satoko decides to confront Hikari directly.

Directed by Naomi Kawase | 2020 | 140 minutes | Japan | Japanese with English Subtitles

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“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