BIRTHDAY WISHES

By Yasuhiro YOSHIDA

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Drama - Completed 2016

A mother’s words live on with her daughter.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 123 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yasuhiro YOSHIDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Yasuhiro YOSHIDA
    • Synopsis
    • A shy young girl Noriko, living with her parents and a younger brother, loves her kind and charming mother Yoshie. But one day when Noriko is 10, Yoshie dies from an illness. Learning she does not have much time left, Yoshie promises her children that she will write them birthday cards every year until they both turn 20. As promised, Noriko and her brother each receive a letter from Yoshie every year. In her last letter when Noriko turns 20, she receives an answer to her question from 10 years ago – “Mom, are you leading your dream life? Are you happy?”
      Yoshie’s letters gave Noriko a chance to change through the many encounters and experiences. What’s more, charming mother, Yoshie, still had a surprise ready for Noriko. One final, unanticipated surprise was awaiting her …!
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