Haha to kuraseba (Living with my Mother)
Screening in Japan from 12 December 2015
On 9 August 1948, Nagasaki. Nobuko (Sayuri Yoshinaga), a midwife, saw her son Koji (Kazunari Ninomiya) appear to her unexpectedly. He had been killed by the atomic bomb three years earlier. Since then Mother exchanges small talk with Son, who now visits her from time to time. Koji, supposed to be dead, was unable to forget his sweetheart, Machiko (Hana Kuroki)…
Today, 70 years after the end of the Second World War, Yoji Yamada directed this film to make alive a desire expressed by the late drama writer and novelist, Hisashi Inoue. The latter wrote a drama entitled “Chichi to kuraseba” (Living with My Father). Set in Hiroshima in 1948, it depicts the exchanges between a dead father, killed by the atomic bomb three years before, and his bereaved daughter. This film by Yoji Yamada, thus makes a twin story that the novelist wished to complete. Dreams and realities intersect in this beautiful fantasy, to the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Dates Screening in Japan from 12 December 2015 Director Yoji Yamada Script Yoji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu Music Ryuichi Sakamoto Casting Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hana Kuroki, Tadanobu Asano, Kato Kenichi and others Production “Haha to kuraseba” Production Committee Production & distribution Shochiku
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