Naoko NOBUTOMO 信友直子

On Demand: I Go Gaga, Welcome Home Mom.

Nippon Docs   ¾ 

“I want to die. I don’t want to be a burden!” Naoko NOBUTOMO’s documentary I GO GAGA, MY DEAR ended with these words. In the sequel to the hugely successful film, she continues the story of her mother, who suffers from dementia. The director once again provides a deeply touching yet cheerful insight into her family history.


Mon., May 30, 2022

Mon., June 06, 2022

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Original with English subtitles

Territories: Germany

Nippon Connection On Demand


Japan 2022

101 minutes

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About Naoko NOBUTOMO

Naoko NOBUTOMO, born in Kure (Hiroshima Prefecture) in 1961, graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1984. Since 1986, she has been producing documentaries for Fuji Television Network that deal with various social issues as well as her own breast cancer. Her first feature documentary I GO GAGA, MY DEAR (2018) premiered internationally at Nippon Connection in 2019 and won several awards.