AFTER THE STORM (海よりもまだ深く)

Japan’s most acclaimed living filmmaker delivers his latest feature, hailed by audiences in Cannes and Toronto as well as its home country. Hirokazu Koreeda follows last year’s OUR LITTLE SISTER with another sensitive take on a divided family, in which a typhoon forces a sudden reunion between a wastrel private eye, his elderly mother, his ex-wife, and his unfamiliar son. Starring Hiroshi Abe (STILL WALKING), Yōko Maki (LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON), and Kirin Kiki (OUR LITTLE SISTER), AFTER THE STORM confirms Koreeda’s place alongside Ozu as a preeminent chronicler of family life, Japanese or otherwise.

DIRECTOR/WRITER:  Hirokazu Koreeda
PRODUCERS:  Takashi Ishihara, Kazumi Kawashiro, Tsugihiko Fujiwara, Tom Yoda
CINEMATOGRAPHER:  Yutaka Yamazaki
CAST:  Hiroshi Abe, Yōko Mako, Taiyō Yoshizawa, Kirin Kiki

LENGTH:  117 min
LANGUAGE:  Japanese
COUNTRY:  Japan
GENRE:  Drama

2016 Cannes Film Festival  Official Selection, Un Certain Regard
2016 Toronto International Film Festival  Official Selection, Masters
2016 BFI London Film Festival  Official Selection
2016 Chicago International Film Festival  Official Selection, International Feature Competition