Film Screening—Nagasaki: Memories of My Son

Selected date

Sunday January 19

Selected time

11:00 AM  –  1:15 PM

In this 2015 drama, Nobuko Fukuhara, a midwife, has lost her husband and eldest son to World War II and her youngest son Koji to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. After the war, Nobuko has only her work to keep herself occupied until an apparition of Koji begins to visit. The two have long conversations, which make Nobuko happy, but also reminds her of her losses.

Directed by Yoji Yamada, Nagasaki: Memories of My Son was submitted to the American Academy Awards for its Best Foreign Language Film category. Kazunari Ninomiya who played Koji won several Japanese film awards for this role. 135 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles.

This screening is part of the Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival, presented with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb exhibition. Click here to view a list of the other films.

This screening is free for Museum members and included with general admission for non-members. Each Individual Admission grants access to all film screenings (separate RSVPs for each screening are recommended). Please purchase admission at the front desk at the main building prior to the event. RSVPs are strongly encouraged as reserved guests will be given priority entry.

Please note that the Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival dates and times have changed due to the anticipated traffic congestion in the area for the Women’s March on January 18. We apologize for the inconvenience.