Japanese Films: Gripping Family Dramas

We are longterm fans of Japanese film but this year we have brought you 3 of the best from our favourite directors:  Sweet Bean, After the Storm and Like Father, Like Son.

 Sweet Bean 15/10/17

SWEET BEAN - Sunday 15th October, Moreton Village Hall

This is a festival collaboration with Screen Bites and popular with lovers of food and film.  Enjoy delicious local food and drink whilst you watch this inolving drama with great heart from Director Naomi Kawase.

A confectioner (Sentaro) runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with “an” (a sweet red bean paste). Sentaro reluctantly takes on an old lady called Tokue, whose secret recipe enables the little business to flourish. With time, Sentaro and Tokue open their hearts to reveal old wounds. An involving drama in which lives cross paths – a film with a great heart, exploring life’s simple joys.

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After the Storm 17/10/17

AFTER THE STORM - Tuesday 17th October, The Rex

The first of two films from Director Hirokazu Koreeda, this deceptively simple tale is a masterwork of detail.

Ryota used to be a promising writer, but now he’s forced to moonlight as a private investigator to pay the bills.  Separated from his wife and child his weekly visits are threatened with cancellation. However, when Ryota gets cooped up with his mother, son, and ex-wife during a typhoon, he sees a chance to reunite his family and prove to be the man he always thought he was.

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Like Father, Like Son 26/10/17

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON - Thursday 26th October, Durlston Castle

The second film from Hirokazu Koreeda.  What would you do if you discovered that the child you had raised is not your child?

The life of go-getting workaholic architect Ryota Nonomya is one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori and son Keita. This order is violently overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son. Due to a mistake made by a nurse, his 'true' son has been raised in the dishevelled but warm-hearted home of working-class shopkeeper Yudai Saiki and his wife Yukari.

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