TRUE MOTHERS (TIFF20) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

True Mothers is first and foremost a movie about feeling in every sense of the word. Naomi Kawase’s emphasis on ‘feeling’ is harmonized as physical and emotional; the film is punctuated by a steady stream of close ups of hands, highlighting their gestural capacity to communicate complex feelings without words, but also to connection with another person through touch.

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SWEET BEAN, THE LITTLE PRINCE, KRISHA, DIVERGIANT: ALLEGIANT and more Mar 18 Openers — Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Naomi Kawase’s Sweet Bean is a beautifully told tale set in a Tokyo neighborhood pancake shop, where delicious jam, cherry

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