Films Calendar Specials Expat Information Venues
Bekijk de trailer

A Hundred Flowers

Retired piano teacher Yuriko's starts forgetting more and more. Her son Izumi is struggling, also because of the past.

Order tickets

Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

A Hundred Flowers

On New Year's Eve, Izumi goes to visit his mother, retired piano teacher Yuriko. But she is not home and so he goes looking for her; he finds her cold to the bone in a playground. Back home, it turns out she has done her best in the kitchen, but Izumi barely touches all the food and soon leaves. Once, when he was a child, his mother disappeared without explanation for a long time - a trauma he has never really processed. When she gets lost again one day, it soon becomes clear what is wrong: Alzheimer's. While Izumi struggles with his memories, Yuriko's are rapidly disappearing. What is clear is that she can no longer take care of herself.

The debuting Genki Kawamura is a screenwriter, film producer and author of picture books for children in addition to being a director. But he also writes novels; in 2019, he published Hyakka, which he has now adapted to film himself: A Hundred Flowers - a story about forgetting and forgiving.

VPRO Cinema