Monday, 21st September: Like Father, Like Son (PG)

Original title: “Soshite chichi ni naru” 

Japan  –  Drama  –  Year: 2013  –  Running time: 121 min

Audience feedback: Rating: ★★★★½ (4.74 from 23 responses)

  • Like Father Like Son 3‘Excellent’: 17 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 6 votes
  • ‘Good’: 0 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 votes
  • ‘Poor’: 0 votes

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman, driven by money. When he learns, after six years, that his biological son was accidentally switched at birth with another child, he has to make life-changing decisions: to choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own, as well as being forced to question the values he has lived by. A prize winner at Cannes and from the director of I Wish, highly rated film in last year’s programme.

Mr. Hirokazu again creates a pair of irresistible charmers whose lives are, with increasing emotional violence, upended … by the very adults meant to take care of them.
Manohla Dargis (New York Times)

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
I Wish (2011) / Still Walking (2008) / Nobody Knows (2004)

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Like father, like sonSelected UK Reviews:

The Telegraph (Robbie Collin)
The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

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