After the Storm

Umi yori mo mada fukaku


Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8:45pm
Friday, Nov. 11 at 12:00pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

“After the Storm” is the latest masterwork from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda (“Still Walking,” “Like Father, Like Son”). Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) — until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. Describing “After the Storm” as “twinklingly funny but also infused with a scruffy melancholy,” London’s Telegraph says that “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.”

117 min.

Directed by

Hirokazu Koreeda

Film Category

Asian Focus International Spotlight



Sponsored by

East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University