Yoji YAMADA

Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son

母と暮せば

Nippon Cinema   ª 

During the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Nobuko’s son Koji dies. Previously, Nobuko had already lost another son and her husband. Three years later, she lives alone as a midwife and talks to the ghost of her dead son about her painful past. The emotionally powerful melodrama by master director Yoji YAMADA might be the saddest, yet also most hopeful film of this year’s festival.

Sat., May 28, 2016, 12:00

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Mousonturm Saal

International premiere

Original with English subtitles

母と暮せば
Haha to kuraseba

Japan 2015

130 minutes

Director
Yoji YAMADA

Script
Yoji YAMADA, Emiko HIRAMATSU

Cinematography
Masashi CHIKAMORI

About Yoji YAMADA

Yoji YAMADA, born in Toyonaka (Osaka Prefecture) in 1931, directed more than 80 films over the course of 50 years. In Japan he is best known for the TORA SAN film series. Abroad, he gained wider recognition with his Samurai movie trilogy (2002­ 2006). In 2010, he was honored for his achievements with the Berlinale Camera.