Hiromi Nagasaku (left) and Arata Iura in a still from True Mothers. Photo: courtesy of TIFF Hiromi Nagasaku (left) and Arata Iura in a still from True Mothers. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
Hiromi Nagasaku (left) and Arata Iura in a still from True Mothers. Photo: courtesy of TIFF

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Toronto 2020: True Mothers movie review – moving adoption drama from Naomi Kawase

  • Naomi Kawase draws impressively natural performances from Hiromi Nagasaku and Aju Makita, the former playing a woman who adopts the latter’s baby via an agency
  • Part youth romance, part social documentary and part crime drama, True Mothers, adapted from a novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, could have been better scripted

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Hiromi Nagasaku (left) and Arata Iura in a still from True Mothers. Photo: courtesy of TIFF Hiromi Nagasaku (left) and Arata Iura in a still from True Mothers. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
Hiromi Nagasaku (left) and Arata Iura in a still from True Mothers. Photo: courtesy of TIFF
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