Lying to Mom

Dir: Katsumi Nojiri
Cast: Hideko Hara, Ryô Kase, Mai Kiryû
133mins   2018   Japan   15   Japanese    Subtitled   

Suzuki-ke no uso

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020
Happiness is a State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema

The suicide of her son Koichi causes Yuko to fall into a short coma. After she regains consciousness, her family realises that Yuko has lot all memory of Koichi's death and starts pretending that he is still alive. Nojiru's feature debut is an effective and deeply moving combination of both melodramatic and comedic elements.

Organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and Yakult, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, and in Cultural Partnership with Modern Culture.


Wed 26 February