BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
Chronicles Of My Mother

Chronicle of My Mother

Waga haha no ki
Japan / 2011 / 108 min
Masoto Harada
Mom's moving in.

Shortly after the death of his father, the mother of the successful and bitter writer Kosaku is diagnosed with dementia. Therefore she moves in with him, his four daughters and wife. CHRONICLE OF MY MOTHER spans over a great deal of time; it begins in the Late Fifties, and ends fifteen years later. With a clear eye for the aesthetics in Japanese culture and nature, director Masoto Harada closely portrays these three generations living together, uncovering their lives bit by bit.

Masoto Harada

MASOTO HARADA, born in 1949 in Numazu, Japan is a Japanese director, actor and film critic. Throughout the years he’s directed a lot of different films, and he won the Blue Ribbon Awards for best film for CLIMBER’S HIGH (2008). He’s also played in THE LAST SAMURAI (2003) starring Tom Cruise, and in FEARLESS (2006)