Mother Lake 







2016 Kyoto International Film and Art Festival

2017 Zlin Film Festival


From the director who brought you Ramen Samurai and Watch with Me, this heart-warming family fantasy drama casts Japanese heartthrob Asahi Uchida as a famous photographer who returns to his hometown and recalls his childhood encounter with a magical creature.

In 2036, 31-year-old Ryosuke Fujii returns to his hometown as a world famous photographer. An exhibition of his work is on display there and he meets up again with his childhood friendKento. Kento shows Ryosuke a dinosaur he has made based on the legendarylake creature,which brings back their childhood memories.

One summer20 years ago, 11-year-old Ryosuke, Kento and his cousin Saki spotted a mysterious, big, black object, apparently swimming on the surface of Lake Biwa.The boys decided to keep the memories to themselves, because they thought that no one would believe them.They were also afraid that they might have their feelings hurt if they spoke out loud about it.

But Ryosuke later learns that his late mother, Yumiko, a famous photographer, also saw the same creature and she had done a lot of research into the legendary Dragon God, Biwassie.




Cast: Asahi Uchida, Mayu Tsuruta, Maryyun Takahashi
Director: Naoki Segi
Duration (min) : 95min(tbc), Th/ Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre: Children, Family, Fantasy
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/English




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