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Virtual International Film Club – True Mothers

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage celebrated in May, IEGAP International Film Club selected a Japanese drama “True Mothers”  for our next Film Club discussion. We invite you to watch the movie on Kanopy anytime and then join us for a Zoom discussion next Friday, May 17th at noon. 

Watch on Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/en/princeton/video/12261900 (PUID required)

Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10418630/

Click Zoom to join discussion: Friday, May 17, at noon  

True Mothers (朝が来る, Asa ga Kuru, “Morning Comes”) is a 2020 Japanese drama film directed by Naomi Kawase. It is based on a 2015 novel by Mizuki Tsujimura. In June 2020, the Toronto International Film Festival announced that the film would be part of their 2020 festival. It was selected to be shown at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. It was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, but was not nominated.

Plot: After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a baby. Years later, an unknown girl who claims to be the child’s birth mother disrupts their lives. Satoko decides to confront Hikari directly.


May 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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