Naomi Kawase’s newest has secured distribution stateside. Variety reports that Movie Motion scored U.S. rights to “True Moms,” the Japanese auteur’s Oscar hopeful.
A part of Cannes 2020’s Official Choice, the household drama is written by Kawase and primarily based on Mizuki Tsujimura’s bestselling novel of the identical title. “True Moms” tells the story of two moms on a collision course. Satoko (Hiromi Nagasaku) and her husband raised the infant the teenaged Hikari (Aju Makita) put up for adoption. When Hikari returns, hoping to reconnect along with her organic son, the life Satoko constructed for herself and her household is upended.
Japan chosen “True Moms” as its choose for the Worldwide Function class on the 2021 version of the Academy Awards. The movie screened on the Toronto, San Sebastian, and Warsaw movie festivals, amongst others.
A theatrical launch for “True Moms” is being deliberate for 2021, with a house leisure and digital platform launch to observe.
“We’re thrilled to amass Naomi’s newest masterwork, a considerate drama that morphs and veers right into a darker area,” mentioned Michael Rosenberg, president of Movie Motion. “After changing into the youngest Digital camera d’or winner for her first function, ‘Suzuku,’ [Kawase has] carved out a spot as considered one of Japan’s most prolific and well-regarded filmmakers and we’re excited to share ‘True Moms’ with U.S. audiences within the coming yr.”
Kawase’s different credit embody “Imaginative and prescient,” “Radiance,” and “Candy Bean.”