Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

After The Storm

Umi yori mo Mada Fukaku / 海よりもまだ深く

2016, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, 117 min. With Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Kiki Kilin.

Show Times

  • Fri, Apr 14th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 14th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 15th 5:30pm
  • Sun, Apr 16th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Apr 17th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 18th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 19th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Apr 20th 8:15pm
First Chicago run!

“Sweet-natured comedy…light in tone and genuinely funny.” — Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

“Both the least sentimental of the director’s nature-nurture films and the most profound…this is Kore-eda at his very best.” — Rory O’Connor, The Filmstage

Divorced dad Ryota is a prize-winning novelist with writer’s block, a gambling addict, a chiseler, and a sometimes-jerk who spies on his ex Kyoko and their young son under the cover of his low-paying job at a detective agency. With a tip of the hat to Ozu, Kore-eda (NOBODY KNOWS, STILL WALKING), Japan’s current reigning master of the family drama, fashions a bittersweet comedy around Ryota’s awkward efforts to redeem himself in the eyes of his former wife and win his son’s love. Ryota’s memories of his dead father and his relationship with his sly, ditzy mother (Kilin of SWEET BEAN) figure into his grand gesture of staging a well-intentioned family dinner party that coincides with a typhoon. In Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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