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12 Ratings

Picture Bride

Directed by Kayo Hatta
United States, Japan, 1994
Drama, Romance


Following her parents’ deaths, Riyo, a 16-year-old Japanese girl, becomes a “picture bride” for Matsuji, a Hawaiian sugarcane worker who, as is the custom, willingly enters into the arranged marriage.

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Picture Bride Directed by Kayo Hatta

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

1995 | 2 wins including: Dramatic (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

1996 | Nominee: Best First Feature

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