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After the Storm (2016)

ACMI presents

After the Storm

Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan | | PG

In Hirokazu Kore-eda's wry, poignant family drama, a writer tries to reconnect with his ex-wife in an emotionally clumsy if ultimately heartfelt attempt to prove his worth to his son.

There is such intelligence and delicacy in Kore-eda's film-making, such wit and understated humanity.

The Guardian

Hiroshi Abe – who also appeared in Kore-eda’s sublime 2008 film, Still Walking – is Shinoda Ryôta, an inveterate late bloomer still resting on his laurels fifteen years after the publication of his first – and only – novel. In the wake of his father’s death, Ryôta tries to reconnect with his ex-wife in an emotionally clumsy if ultimately heartfelt attempt to prove his worth to his son, Shingo. When a typhoon forces the three of them to spend the night at his mother’s apartment, it offers a rare chance for an attempted reconciliation.

Kore-eda regular, Kirin Kiki (Our Little Sister, Shoplifters, Sweet Bean) steals plenty of scenes as the impish Yoshiko, Ryôta’s forgiving and generous-spirited mother. After the Storm premiered in Un Certain Regard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

After the Storm plays as an encore on Cinema 3 after screening in ACMI's Matinees program in 2019.

Format: Digital
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Source: Rialto Distribution
Courtesy: Rialto Distribution
Duration: 117 min

Learn more

WATCH: The world according to Kore-eda
:: kogonada, Sight & Sound, Nov 2018

WATCH: Kore-eda discusses After the Storm at Cannes 2016
Festival de Cannes, May 2016

READ: Where to begin with Kore-eda
Leigh Singer, BFI, Jun 2017

READ: Interview: Hirokazu Kore-eda on After the Storm
Steve Macfarlane, Slant, Mar 2017

When

3 Dec 2020 – 11 Feb 2021

Tickets

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$4.99

Duration

117 mins

Rating

PG

Mild sexual references and coarse language

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