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

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

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: , , , , ,
Written By: Naomi Kawase
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Cast


as Shigeki

as Machiko

as Shigeki's Wife

as Machiko's Husband

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Critic Reviews for Mogari no Mori (The Mourning Forest) (The Forest of Mogari)

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

Full Review… | May 31, 2007
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.

Full Review… | May 29, 2007
Variety
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Full Review… | September 6, 2007
Globe and Mail
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June 9, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Ultimately, The Mourning Forest is not so much flawed as it is unable to create a very powerful impression.

Full Review… | January 10, 2008
MovieMartyr.com

Beautifully photographed, but Uda steals the show as Shigeki.

September 13, 2007
Planet Sick-Boy

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