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still The Mourning Forest (Mogari no mori) (Naomi Kawase, JP 2007)

The Mourning Forest

Naomi Kawase / JP, FR, 2007 / 97 min.

This winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes is a subtle drama about two people silently going through a bereavement process as they walk in a breathtaking, emerald green forest. A film that is at once lyrical and intuitive, down to earth and spiritual.

poster The Mourning Forest (Mogari no mori) (Naomi Kawase, JP 2007)
Accompanying the VR experience Missing Pictures, in which Naomi Kawase talks about her romantic comedy Oh Debu, which was never made, Eye will screen her most famous film: The Mourning Forest. The latter’s leads are both scarred by the loss of a loved one: elderly and confused, Shigeki is a widower and his young social worker Machiko’s child died and she is divorced. During a trip, car trouble strands the two in a fairy tale, emerald green forest. For two days they wander the woods, a journey that helps both of them gain some closure.

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Naomi Kawase

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Original title

Mogari no mori


97 min.







Part of

Missing Pictures

For every film completed, dozens of potential films fall by the wayside and never make it onto the big screen. In the VR experience Missing Pictures, Abel Ferrara, Tsai Ming-liang, Catherine Hardwicke, Naomi Kawase, and Lee Myung-Se give us a guided tour of a story they were not able to tell.

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still The Mourning Forest (Mogari no mori) (Naomi Kawase, JP 2007)
still The Mourning Forest (Mogari no mori) (Naomi Kawase, JP 2007)
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