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Mogari no Mori (The Mourning Forest) (The Forest of Mogari)

Mogari no Mori (The Mourning Forest) (The Forest of Mogari) (2007)

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Two people dealing with loss come together in this drama from Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase. Machiko (Machiko Ono) is a woman who is still recovering emotionally from the death of her young son when she takes a job at a nursing home, where she helps care for the elderly and ailing residents. One of Machiko's charges is Shigeki (Shigeki Uda), a kind but frustrating man who is slipping into senility. Machiko reminds Shigeki of his late wife, while she similarly develops a filial fondness for

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A film marked by lovely moments but which falls short of the lyrical heights to which it aspires.

May 31, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Yarn about a young carer who follows an elderly patient into the forest, strives for the mythic, but ambition is undercut by its conveniently underarticulated affectations.

May 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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Ultimately, The Mourning Forest is not so much flawed as it is unable to create a very powerful impression.

January 10, 2008 Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com
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Beautifully photographed, but Uda steals the show as Shigeki.

September 13, 2007
Planet Sick-Boy

A sad, poetic feature about grief and loss, Naomi's uneven film requires a certain patience and understanding.

May 27, 2007
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