Sakura Guardian in the North (Kita no sakuramori) Reviews

August 22, 2018
The film meanders through a lifetime of inconsequential vignettes, and much like its central character, grasps hopelessly at the fading memories of former glories.
May 15, 2018
Sakura Guardian takes its time to bloom, but eventually builds to a moving ending about the power of familial love.
March 15, 2018
This melodrama about the travails of a war widow (Yoshinaga) in postwar Hokkaido strenuously jerks tears and shamelessly exploits core values, particularly motherly self-sacrifice and endurance in the face of suffering.