After the Storm
Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
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.
From acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda comes this touching drama about a struggling writer attempting to reunite with his mother, ex-wife and young son amidst a violent typhoon.
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa, Kirin Kiki