The Mourning Forest Blu-Ray + DVD

The Mourning Forest Blu-Ray + DVD
Ten years after becoming the youngest winner of the Camera d'Or, Naomi Kawase returned to Cannes and claimed the prestigious Grand Prix for The Mourning Forest [Mogari no mori], a beautiful and contemplative portrait of grief. Machiko (Machiko Ono) is a young nurse who still carries the burden of her young son's death. Shigeki (Shigeki Uda) is an elderly widower and a resident at the nursing home where Machiko works. After celebrating Shigeki's birthday, Machiko takes him for a drive in the countryside, but their car breaks down and Shigeki absconds into the nearby forest. Machiko has no choice but to follow, and they become lost in the dense woodlands, before their fates eventually become entwined. Drawing comparisons to Shohei Imamura (particularly his Palme d'Or winning The Ballad of Narayama) and Terrence Malick, Naomi Kawase's The Mourning Forest is a hauntingly beautiful, symbolically rich masterpiece, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time ever on Blu-ray, in a special Dual format edition.

Special Features
Stunning 1080P Presentation On The Blu-Ray, With A Progressive Encode On The Dvd, Choice Of 5.1 DTS-HD And Uncompressed PCM Audio (On The Blu-Ray), Optional English Subtitles, High Definition Stills Gallery, Original Theatrical Trailer, 20-Page Booklet Featuring A Statement From Kawase Made At The 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Alongside Stills From The Film's Production
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
AudioEnglish DTS-HD 5.1, English PCM Audio
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastYoichiro Saito,Kanako Masuda,Machiko Ono
DirectorNaomi Kawase
FormatIncludes - Booklet
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionDVD 2
Run Time97
Special Features

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Tags: 2000s, Masters of Cinema, Japanese, Cine Asia