After the Storm is a poignant look at the relationship between fathers and sons. It’s another excellent addition to director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s oeuvre of realistic family dramas, painting an unflattering yet sympathetic image of a father who is far from the best role model in the world.
Nominated - Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2016
Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney
After the Storm
Ryota is a deadbeat father struggling to make ends meet. Though he claims to be gathering inspiration for his next novel, he has spent the past fifteen years working as a private detective. Most of his earnings fuel his gambling addiction, leaving barely enough for him to pay child support to his divorced wife. When a typhoon forces Ryota, his wife, and their son to spend the night at his mother’s apartment, it gives them a rare chance at reconciliation.