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Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney

After the Storm

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

24 Nov

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.

Tickets: Full $18.50. Concession $15.50. Member $14.50. Japan Foundation Member 13.
  • 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