Satoko and her husband Kiyokazu chose to participate in the adoption system. Six years after adopting a boy who they name Asato, Satoko is living her life peacefully with her family. But one day, a phone call threatens Satoko’s happiness. It’s from a woman who tells her that she wants her child back.
Naomi Kawase graduated from the Visual Arts College Osaka in 1989. In 1997, she became the youngest winner of the Camera d’Or, for her first feature Suzaku, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. Then followed a series of feature films selected for the Cannes Film Festival in Competition. Among other honors, she has received the Carrosse d’or from the Directors’ Fortnight (2009) and was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture (2015).
Filmography: True Mothers (2020), Viaje a Nara (2018), Hacia la luz (2017), Una pastelería en Tokio (2015), Aguas tranquilas (2014), Hanezu (2011), Genpin (2010), Nanayo (2008), El bosque del luto (2007), Shara (2003), Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom (2003), Hotaru (Firefly) (2000), Kaleidoscope (1999), Suzaku (1997), The Wheald (1997)