Streaming Release!

True Mothers


Japan’s Official Submission to the 93 rd Annual Academy Awards!

The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch True Mothers for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

“Shimmers with beauty and sadness…. True Mothers wows in the end with an emotional banger of an ending that’s a truly devastating convergence of all the film’s threads.  – Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire

After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Over the next six years, the middle-class couple and their young son Asato settle into a comfortable, albeit routine, life. The family’s orderly existence is shattered by the arrival of Hikari, a young woman claiming to be Asato’s biological mother, demanding his return. As tensions mount, Satoko grows more and more emboldened to defend her family. Weaving together multiple timelines and genres with a contemplative pacing and keen sense of place, the new film from acclaimed director Naomi Kawase (Sweet Bean), is a deeply touching celebration of women who assume duties of love, support and compassion. (Dir. by Naomi Kawase, 2020, Japan, in Japanese/English with English subtitles, 140 mins., Not Rated)