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NORIE


Directed by Yuki Kawamura


Year: 2019
Original Version: Japanese
Subtitles: English, French
Genre: Biopic
Running Time: 80min
Production companies: LES FILMS FAUVES (LU) & Yuki Kawamura (FR)

 
 

Synopsis

After he receives an unexpected letter from an old friend of his mother, Yuki Kawamura flies back to Japan with his camera, and takes his father on a roadtrip to meet all the people who knew Norie, Yuki ‘s mother, who died when he was only three years old, thus drawing a portrait of his long lost mother, and the woman his father once loved. Through this journey we discover how the memories a son never had, and the memories his father wishes he could forget, come to light for the very first time, drawing a subtle and powerful portrait of the woman they both lost.

 
 

Festival & Awards

Festival Visions du Réel NYON 2019 (Special Mention from the interreligious jury)

Sheffield Doc|Fest 2019 (Official Selection)