AFTER THE STORM is from the profoundly humanist Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-eda (OUR LITTLE SISTER). Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. Wendy Ide of Screen International opines, “Like Kore-eda’s 2008 family drama, STILL WALKING, this is a film which is interested in the architecture, both emotional physical, of the family home.” Deborah Young of the Hollywood Reporter states, “the filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated, it sticks with you.” Unrated. 117 minutes.
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