Acacia Walk is the next film to get screened at the Japanese embassy in London during the free screening on March 22nd and it’s a tough tale talking about the growing problem of providing nursing care for elderly parents. It does so through a tale of abuse created by isolation and pressure that filters down from mother to daughter and back again. Director Joji Matsuoka is famous for the Shinya Shokudo dorama and movie.
アカシアの道「Akashia no Michi」
Release Date: March 17th, 2001 (Japan)
Running Time: 90 mins.
Director: Joji Matsuoka
Writer: Joji Matsuoka (Screenplay),
Starring: Yui Natsukawa, Misako Watanabe, Sosuke Takaoka, Tetta Sugimoto, Lily,
Synopsis: Miwako, an editor at a publishing company, hears from her aunt that her estranged mother is ill and has Alzheimer’s disease. She has cut herself off from her mother because of an abusive past due to her mother being a single-parent under pressure. Miwako reluctantly agrees to go back and live with her. This turns out not to be the best decision because Miwako becomes stressed and angry. Miwako cannot find anyone to confide in and soon she becomes what her mother used to be: abusive.
The film will be screened on Tuesday, March 22nd at 18:30. Admission to the films is free but you need to register for a ticket. For more information, head to the embassy’s site.