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After the Storm

When:

Fri 9 Sep 2016, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 10 Sep 2016, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: M

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $16.00
  • Students/Seniors/MTG Freinds: $14.00
  • Children (15 and under): $11.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: MTG Hawkes Bay

A formerly successful novelist tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and young son in this affectionate, shrewdly observed drama of family life from Japan’s unassuming master, Kore-eda Hirokazu (Our Little Sister).

This characteristically worldly, affectionate and wryly amusing family drama was this year’s Cannes entry from NZIFF’s favourite Japanese director, Kore-eda Hirokazu. It centers on handsome, charming Ryoto (Abe Hiroshi), a formerly successful novelist who pines for his ex-wife, the pretty Kyoko (Maki Yoko) and his 12-year-old son Shingo (TV actor Yoshizawa Taiyo). Working as a private detective to support a serious gambling habit, he seems an unlikely prospect for re-marriage, but when they are stranded together at his mother’s home during a typhoon, he sees a chance to reunite.

“A young divorced dad tries to get back into the good graces of his ex-wife and son in After the Storm, a classic Japanese family drama of gentle persuasion and staggering simplicity from Kore-eda Hirokazu. As sweet as a ripe cherry at first glance, it has a rocky pit, as viewers who bite deeply will find out. This bittersweet peek into the human comedy has a more subtle charm than flashier films like the director’s child-swapping fable Like Father, Like Son (NZIFF13) but the film-making is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you.” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“Kore-eda’s love for his characters, his ability to imbue an exchange or glance with warmth and humor, keeps us watching. You can lose yourself in his films – wondering what’s around every corner and what’s going on in the mind of even the most minor of characters. He remains one of the best film-makers the world has.” - Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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