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After The Storm (In Translation Series)

Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Genre(s): Drama Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles Rating: NR

This film is part of our In Translation series of recent foreign language films of note. Original Title: Umi yori mo mada fukaku Film Synopsis: Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

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