After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

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After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

After the death of his father, a private detective with a punishing gambling habit attempts to reconnect with his mother, ex-wife and, most crucially, his young son in this Japanese drama from the director of the sublime Our Little Sister

Ryoto (Abe Hiroshi) used to be a novelist, but now he's a private detective scraping together the cash to fund his gambling habit, never mind child support. Stranded at his family home during a storm, Ryoto attempts to make amends with his ex-wife and son in this bittersweet tale that screened in the Un Certain Regard programme at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

2016Rating: M, Low level violence, Nudity117 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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Variety

Variety

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Such is the finesse of Kore-eda's script that it builds to neither the vehement confrontation nor the comforting reconciliation that melodrama decrees.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Even long-standing fans of the Japanese filmmaker might be taken aback by the supreme subtlety of his latest, achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life.

4.0
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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Kore-eda looks sensitively at the deep roots of unquenched anguish, but he constructs the characters too neatly and the situations too precisely for the drama to seem like anything but a well-meaning lesson.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It's a film that sticks with you.

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Stuff

Stuff

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Filmed and assembled with such wit, economy and precision that nothing in the film is allowed to detract from the absolute perfection of the writing and the performances.

5.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A sublimely simple family drama from the Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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...touching, subtle,deftly and minutely observed...

0
Variety

Variety

press

Such is the finesse of Kore-eda's script that it builds to neither the vehement confrontation nor the comforting reconciliation that melodrama decrees.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Even long-standing fans of the Japanese filmmaker might be taken aback by the supreme subtlety of his latest, achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life.

4.0
0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

Kore-eda looks sensitively at the deep roots of unquenched anguish, but he constructs the characters too neatly and the situations too precisely for the drama to seem like anything but a well-meaning lesson.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's a film that sticks with you.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Filmed and assembled with such wit, economy and precision that nothing in the film is allowed to detract from the absolute perfection of the writing and the performances.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A sublimely simple family drama from the Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...touching, subtle,deftly and minutely observed...

0

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