The Mourning Forest

The Mourning Forest
Directed by Naomi Kawase
Written by Naomi Kawase
Release dates
26 May 2007 (premiere at Cannes)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

The Mourning Forest (Japanese: 殯の森Mogari no mori) is an 2007 Japanese film directed by Naomi Kawase. It won the Grand prix at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It tells the story of a nurse (played by Machiko Ono) who is grieving for her dead child. She works at a nursing home and grows close to an elderly man (Shigeki Uda), suffering from dementia, who is searching in the local forest for something connected to his dead wife that he cannot explain.



  1. "The Mourning Forest". Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 2009-12-20.

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