(From left) Ittoku Kishibe, Hideko Hara and Mai Kiryu play father, mother and daughter in Lying to Mom. (From left) Ittoku Kishibe, Hideko Hara and Mai Kiryu play father, mother and daughter in Lying to Mom.
(From left) Ittoku Kishibe, Hideko Hara and Mai Kiryu play father, mother and daughter in Lying to Mom.

Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Lying to Mom film review: Japanese family drama on a white lie that turned into cruel deception

  • A moment of panic sees a mother lied to about her son’s suicide, starting a series of deceptions that uncovers the family’s guilty secrets along the way
  • First-time director Katsumi Nojiri’s characters become ever more tortured by their dishonesty, and the unresolved issues they had with the son

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
(From left) Ittoku Kishibe, Hideko Hara and Mai Kiryu play father, mother and daughter in Lying to Mom. (From left) Ittoku Kishibe, Hideko Hara and Mai Kiryu play father, mother and daughter in Lying to Mom.
(From left) Ittoku Kishibe, Hideko Hara and Mai Kiryu play father, mother and daughter in Lying to Mom.
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