After the Storm (Umi Yoro mo mada fukaku)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan 2016 117 mins. (PG)
Un Certain Regard 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Released by Arrow Films
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 beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrustful 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. Multi-award winning and critically lauded director Kore-eda Hirokazu returns with a sensitive and powerful story of family ties remade. Wildbunch.