Monday 5th February: After The Storm (PG)

Original title: “Umi yori mo mada fukaku”

Japan  –  Drama  –  Year: 2016  –  Running time: 117 mins
Language: Japanese

Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister were possibly two of CFC’s most popular screenings over the last two seasons. Here is Kore-eda’s latest offering. Ryota is a novelist turned private detective, claiming that his spying on cheating couples is research for a new book, but instead his earnings fuel his addiction that disrupted his family life. A powerful typhoon is forging a path towards the city.

Proof that the Japanese maestro deserves to be the metronome of all movie lovers’ hearts.
Gabriela Helfet (Little White Lies)

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Our Little Sister (2015) / Like Father, Like Son (2013) / Still Walking (2008)
Cast:
Hiroshi Abe                       …   Shinoda Ryôta
Yôko Maki                         …   Shiraishi Kyôko
Kirin Kiki                            …   Yoshiko Shinoda
Lily Franky                         …   Koichiro Yamabe
Satomi Kobayashi             …   Chinatsu Nakashima
Sosuke Ikematsu               …   Kento Machida
(for full cast, and more information, see “After The Storm” in IMDB)

Selected UK reviews:

CineVue (John Bleasdale)
The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)
The Daily Telegraph (Robbie Collin)
London Evening Standard (Charlotte O’Sulivan)

Official UK trailer: