Tag: Yoji Yamada

Kabei: Our Mother [2008] Review – An Altruistic Mother in an Indoctrinated Society

One of the most over-worked sub-genres in cinema is the home-front movies that usually chronicle the tragedies faced by average European families amidst World War II. However, Yoji Yamada’s “Kabei: Our Mother” (2008) has this benefit of being a home-front film that uncovers the Japanese perspective, which is relatively unexplored compared to American & European viewpoints. On one hand, it provides a biting commentary on Japanese wartime policies