Sayuri YOSHINAGA 吉永小百合（”About Her Brother”, “KABEI: Our Mother”)
Yo OIZUMI 大泉洋 (“I Am A Hero”, “A Banana? At This Time of Night?”)
A touching story about a mother’s undying love that stands the test of time.
Taking a seat in the director’s chair is Yoji Yamada, who for years has depicted numerous stories about family. This film, which will be the 91-year-old master’s 90th work, offers a profound portrayal of the emotions and circumstances that surround the modern-day family. This film will be the third installment of the “Mother Series,” following KABEI: Our Mother and Nagasaki: Memories of My Son. A movie that’s sure to mark the pinnacle of Japanese actor Sayuri Yoshinaga’s illustrious career and carve its name in Japanese cinema history!
Akio Kanzaki’s (Yo OIZUMI) job as head of human resources is wearing his nerves thinner and thinner. To make matters worse, he’s on the brink of divorce with his wife, and his relationship with his college-student daughter isn’t exactly smooth sailing. One day, he decides to drop in to Tokyo’s old-timey district to visit his mother Fukue (Sayuri YOSHINAGA).
However, things seem a little off. His mother used to be always working with an apron on, but now she’s covered in stylish clothes, looking livelier than ever, and even in love!
Akio becomes perplexed, feeling out of place in his own mother’s home, but after encountering kind, warm—and almost nosey—neighbors and a side of his mother he’d never seen before, Akio gradually starts to discover something he had lost sight of.