7.2/10
225
1 user 5 critic

Chronicle of My Mother (2011)

Waga haha no ki (original title)

Director:

Writers:

(based on the autobiography by), (screenplay)
Reviews
4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Yûya Ishii
Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Joe Odagiri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Ai Hashimoto, Suzuka Ohgo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Director: Shûichi Okita
Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ayumi Itô, Sôsuke Ikematsu
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night? The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.

Director: Masato Harada
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Leaving her alcoholic husband, Eiko takes their son Masaya away from Tokyo and back to her hometown in a Kyushu rural mining community. She toils to support him though many years of ... See full summary »

Director: Joji Matsuoka
Stars: Joe Odagiri, Kirin Kiki, Yayako Uchida
Petaru dansu (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four women, who have their own different sorrows, embark on a road trip. They look back at their past and restart their lives.

Director: Hiroshi Ishikawa
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Shiori Kutsuna, Sakura Andô
Pale Moon (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Renji Ishibashi
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tamako graduated from a university in Tokyo, but she now lives with her father back in Kofu. Tamako doesn't help her father or tries to get a job. She spends her time just eating and sleeping throughout the four seasons of the year.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Shôko Fujimura, Rie Hagiwara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

Director: Mipo Oh
Stars: Gô Ayano, Chizuru Ikewaki, Masaki Suda
Rebirth (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the collapse of their relationship, Kiwako abducts the 6-month old child of a man she was having an affair with. Raising the child as her own, it is four years before the authorities catch up with her and the young child.

Director: Izuru Narushima
Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Mao Inoue, Eiko Koike
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Kosaku
...
Kotoko
...
Yae
Kaho Minami ...
Kuwako
Erina Mano ...
Sadayo
...
Segawa
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Hayato
Mimura ...
Ikuko
Kumiko Ito ...
Tamayo
Akiko Kikuchi ...
Noriko
Toshihiro Yashiba ...
Nipponmaru sailor
Seiji Sasaki ...
Schoolmate in wasabi field
Tomomi Satô ...
Nipponmaru sailor
Midoriko Kimura ...
Shigako
Tateto Serizawa ...
(as Okito Serizawa)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 2012 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Chronicle of My Mother  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

She Wears My Ring
Written by Roy Orbison
[Roy Orbison's classic, is played as an instrumental in the background, about half-way through.]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Ozu tribute from Japan
25 April 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The opening shot is reminiscent of OZU's FLOATING WEEDS in which NAKAMURA GANJIRO and KYO MACHIKO had a shouting match in the rain, taking shelters in an alley separated by the hard rain. KYO had a red umbrella. So did this opening. A woman who wears the exact kimono KYO wore runs across the screen, breaking the tension between Young mother and her son, Kosaku. Beautiful tribute to the OZU masterpiece.

The film starts with the hard rain and ends with the end of rain. Young mother gives Kosaku a lucky charm in the opening. Aged Kosaku returns the lucky charm to his mother in the coffin in the end. Fascinating book-end effect! In between, many scenes involving water. At one point, Kosaku refers "Sea" as metaphor of Death.

His second daughter leaves for Hawaii by the sea reminiscent to the departure episode in TOKYO TWILIGHT. OZU tributes everywhere, yet the characters are deep on their own. Probably deeper than any characters in OZU films.

And then INGMAR BERGMAN. I think the basic situation of the novelist/antagonist is similar to GUNNAR BJORNSTRAND role in THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY.

This film won the Special Jury Grand Prix at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival. How come it's not recorded in the award column?


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Chronicle of My Mother (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?