Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first feature film MABOROSI is a story of love, loss, and ultimately, regeneration.
Haunted by the mysterious loss of her grandmother many years ago, a beautiful young mother (Yumiko, played by Makiko Esumi) struggles to come to terms with the sudden loss of her husband. Yumiko remarries and with her young son moves to her new husband’s home in a remote village on the wild, untamed Sea of Japan. There, she is haunted by the past, but with time and the natural wonders around her, she awakens to find love, understanding, and a sense of peace.
“Breathtaking… exquisitely beautiful… astonishing visual intensity and emotional depth.” – The New York Times
- Country Japan
- Language In Japanese with English subtitles.
- Year 1995
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
- Running Time 110 minutes
- Director Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Writer Teru Miyamoto (novel), Yoshihisa Ogita (screenplay)