|Sun 9th July||7.45pm|
|Thurs 13th July||7.45pm|
Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan | 2016 | 118 mins | Japanese with English subtitles
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki, Taiyo Yoshizawa, Kilin Kiki
New from Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Our Little Sister) is this tender, exploratory drama. Hiroshi Abe is Ryota, a former novelist now working for a private detective agency in Tokyo where he claims he’s researching a new book, while instead putting the wages towards the addiction that disrupted his family life with wife (Yoko Maki) and son (Taiyo Yoshizawa). Making his way towards possible reconciliations, meanwhile the storm of the title is forging its own path… By turns funny, melancholy and prescient, Kore-eda’s drama reveals moments of unanticipated beauty thrown into relief by everyday life.
“A family drama of supreme subtlety” **** Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
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