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Walking with My Mother

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Director:Katsumi Sakaguchi

Drama Documentary

World Premiere

10/25 20:50-   10/28 10:20-   

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93min Japanese Color | 2014 Japan | Distributor in Japan : Distributor in Japan : SUPERSAURUS Inc.


How do you live after losing your loved ones? Suchie (78) is distraught after losing her daughter and then her husband. Countless tranquilizers were given to calm her. Her son, Director Katsumi Sakaguchi, turns to his camera to understand her more. When Mariko arrives for the funeral and sees her sister's despair, she decides to take her back to their hometown for the first time in 38 years. Here, Mariko devotes her life to her sister. Her son reveals four painful years of her distress and conflict through the camera. Grief always comes after the sadness of losing those closest to us. What rescued her from it?

Schedule & TicketData


10/25 20:50 - (93min)

Q&A Greeting from the stage

Guest (tentative): Q&A: Sakaguchi Katsumi(Director), Ochiai Atsuko(Producer)
Greetings from the Stage: Katsumi Sakaguchi(Director/Cinematographer/Editor), Atsuko Ochiai(Producer/Editor), Atena Osawa(Music/Piano), Hirofumi Yamashita(Sound Designer), Satoshi Ipponjima(Music Recording ), Nao Ozawa(Title & Visual Design)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/28 10:20 - (93min)


Guest (tentative): Q&A: Katsumi Sakaguchi(Director/Cinematographer/Editor), Atsuko Ochiai(Producer/Editor)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Katsumi Sakaguchi

Director of 200 TV documentaries on families and young adults. Debut film Blue Tower (2001) and follow-up Catharsis (2002) were screened at many festivals. His third film Sleep (2011) premiered at Rotterdam, and was followed by his first feature documentary, Atomic Bomb Home (2012). His next feature is A Dance for Blue Whales. Also wrote the novel “Tozasareta Gekijo”.

Director/Cinematographer/Editor : Katsumi Sakaguchi
Producer/Editor : Atsuko Ochiai
Music/Piano : Atena Osawa
Soprano Sax : Yui Saito
Alto Sax : Kohei Wakayama
Music Recording : Satoshi Ipponjima
Sound Designer : Hirofumi Yamashita
Editing Advisor : Toshiyuki Hasegawa
Title & Visual Design : Nao Ozawa
English Subtitles : Akiko Shiragami

Suchie Sakaguchi
Mariko Miyazono
Satoshi Sakaguchi
Katsumi Sakaguchi

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