30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Mourning Forest Japan 2007 | 97 min | OV | Colour | FF 2007

Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase, (*1969) was the youngest winner of the Camera d'Or in Cannes for her first feature Suzaku (1997). Ten years later the Japanese director won the Grand Prix in Cannes for The Mourning Forest.

rated for 0 + years
The ageing widower Shigeki is lovingly cared for by young Machiko, who recently lost her only child. On a trip to the country, Shigeki runs off into the forest to seek his wife's grave. Machiko follows him and after several days they actually find it. Now Shigeki must write one final letter to his wife. A filmic meditation on love and reverence for life by Caméra d'Or winner Naomi Kawase.
Original title: Mogari No Mori
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Naomi Kawase
Screenplay: Naomi Kawase
Cast: Shigeki Uda, Machiko Ono, Makiko Watanabe
Producer: Naomi Kawase
Director of Photography: Hideyo Nakano
Music: Masamichi Shigeno
Production Design: 0
Editor: Yuji Oshige, Tina Baz
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Celluloid Dreams, 2 rue Turgot, 75009 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 49 70 03 70, Fax: +33 1 49 70 03 71, email:,
Production: Kumie Inc; Celluloid Dreams Productions; Visual Arts College Osaka


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