North American Premiere
The first theatrical feature by veteran television director Naoko Nobutomo is a personal documentary chronicling the enduring love, resilience and struggles of her nonagenarian parents in Kure, Hiroshima as her mother’s Alzheimer’s-related dementia gradually worsens. With a great abundance of footage taken over several years, Nobutomo interweaves direct documentation with intimate home movies of her parents, including their support during her battle with breast cancer. A small film that was a surprise box office hit purely through word-of-mouth, I Go Gaga, My Dear opened in one small Sapporo cinema and eventually expanded to 70 screens nationwide for over three months.
2019. 102 min. Directed by Naoko Nobutomo.
|Part of JAPAN CUTS 2019
Tickets: $15/$12 students, seniors & persons with disability/$10 Japan Society members
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- July 20, 2019
- 4:15 pm