Eureka Entertainment has today confirmed full details and special features for their forthcoming release of THE MOURNING FOREST, arriving in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Edition on 21 August 2017, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series.
Drawing comparisons to the films of Shohei Imamura and Terence Malick, Naomi Kawase’s The Mourning Forest is a a beautiful, contemplative and symbolically rich portrait of grief, presented here on Blu-ray for the very first time.
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.
• Stunning 1080p presentation on the Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
• Uncompressed PCM audio on the Blu-ray
• High Definition Stills Gallery
• PLUS: A booklet featuring a statement from Kawase made at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, alongside stills from the films production
Certificate: 12 • Run Time: 97 minutes • OAR: 1.85:1 • Picture: Colour • Genre: World Cinema • Year: 2007 • Country: JAPAN • Language: JAPANESE • Subtitles: ENGLISH (Optional)