It was just in a conversation with my friends the other day. The movie came out last December in Japan, but I still haven’t seen it, yet. The visual, language, and the music…. everything looks beautiful.
We had an early dinner at the hotel and decided to go to see a movie together. I think it was actually the first time for all of us (my parents, my sister and I) together to go to a movie theatre. Strange!
I was so happy that they were playing “Mother Water”. I really wanted to see this movie !
The movie is set in Kyoto, Japan. The title of the movie refers to the city’s large river (Kamo River) & waterways with the bulk of the movie revolving around the daily lives of three women and their interactions with other members of their town.
The water is a prime importance to the key trio of characters, Setsuko is the owner of a bar that only serves whiskey. Takako opens a coffee shop. Meanwhile, Hatsumi owns a tofu shop.
Their neighbors include Yamanoha who works at a furniture studio, Otome who runs a public bathhouse, Jin who works at the public bathhouse and Makoto who takes walks near the area.