After the Storm

After The Storm
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa, Kirin Kiki
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 2 June 2017

Yoshiko (Kiki) is recently widowed and living by herself in a cramped apartment where she periodically welcomes crumpled son Ryota (Abe) and his son Shingo (Yoshizawa). Poignant film about growth and the passing of time, with a gorgeous performance from Kiki as the witty, tender, no-nonsense Yoshiko. Quietly powerful.

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After the Storm

29 May 20174 stars

Hirokazu Kore-eda delivers yet another quietly powerful and thought-provoking drama

When 11-year-old Shingo (Taiyo Yoshizawa) is asked who his hero is, he confidently replies, 'Grandma.' He's referring to the recently widowed Yoshiko (Kirin Kiki) who lives by herself in a cramped apartment that exudes warmth, comfort and the aroma of…

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