NEW ON DVD, KABEI FROM STRAND RELEASING HOME ENTERTAINMENT.
Based on acclaimed Japanese novelist Teruyo Nogami’s memoirs and directed by prolific multi award-winner Japanese director Yôji Yamada (THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI, THE HIDDEN BLADE, LOVE AND HONOR), both longtime collaborators of Akira Kurosawa.
“Seductive… Humane…A delight in small moments of family intimacy”
– The New York Times
– Los Angeles Times
The latest film from Yôji Yamada depicts the strong bond between a mother and her family during WWII. Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her two daughters with the support of Shigeru’s sister Hisako and Shigeru’s ex-student Yamazaki, but her husband does not return. WWII breaks out and casts dark shadows on the entire country, but Kayo still tries to keep her cheerful determination, and sustains the family with her love. This is an emotional drama of a mother and an eternal message for peace.
Starring Japan’s living-legend actress Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tadanobu Asano (MONGOL, HANA by reknown Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda), Miku Sato, Mirai Shida, Keiko Toda, Shofutei Tsurubei.
The DVD Bonus Features contain:
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Trailers from Other Films by Strand Releasing