AFTER THE STORM
OPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 31
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In master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s elegant and sensitive exploration of family ties, Hiroshi Abe stars as Ryota, a once-acclaimed novelist who hasn’t produced in years. A divorced father, he works at a detective agency, but due to his gambling habit, he can’t seem to pay his child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother Yoshiko (Kirin Kiki of Sweet Bean) and his beautiful ex-wife Kyoko (Yoko Maki) appear to be moving on with their lives, but Ryota struggles to find a place in the life of his young son Shingo (Taiyo Yoshizawa). One night a typhoon forces them to spend the night together, in this funny and touching tale. In Japanese with English subtitles. Writer/Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda. (Japan 2016) 117 min.
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