八日目の蝉 (Yokame no Semi)
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A woman named Kiwako abducts a baby from a man with whom she has had an affair. For four years Kiwako raises the child as her own, traveling and attempting to live a normal life, until one day she is arrested. The child, named Erina, is then returned to her birth parents, but she can't find peace. As an adult, Erina also becomes involved with a married man and becomes pregnant. To confront her past, Erina goes to Shodoshima where she lived with Kiwako as a child. Winner of the Japanese Academy Prize for Picture of the Year and based on a novel by Mitsuyo Kakuta.
Japan. 2011. 147 min., DigiBeta, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Izuru Narushima. With Mao Inoue, Hiromi Nagasaku, Eiko Koike, Yoko Moriguchi.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
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