Picture Bride

$1m

DBO
12 1994 95 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The miserable girl finds solace with her new friend Kana, a young mother who helps Riyo accept her new life.

Credits

Awards

1994 Cannes Film Festival

Nominated

  • Palme d'Or

1995 Sundance Film Festival

Winner

  • Audience Award

Nominated

  • Grand Jury Prize