Japanese Drama Based on the auto-biographical novel "Chronicle of My Mother" by Yasushi Inoue takes place in Shizuoka, Japan. This film won the Special Jury Grand Prix at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival.
Chronicle of My Mother (Waga haha no ki) (わが母の記)
Director: Masato Harada
Writer: Yasushi Inoue (novel), Masato Harada
Runtime: 119 min
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki and Kaho Minami
"Chronicles Of My Mother" recounts the relationship of an author (Koji Yakusho) and his elderly parents. The author has a strained relationship with his father and his mother's (Kirin Kiki) memory grows weaker by the day. A reconciliation is attempted by the son.