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After The Storm - Wellington Film Society

After The Storm - Wellington Film Society

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When:

  • Mon 26 Nov ’18, 6:15pm – 8:15pm

Where:

Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Restrictions:

M

Ticket Information:

  • Members Free: $0.00
  • 12-month Membership: $120.00

Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan 2016, 117 mins, M adult themes.

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. More casual audiences may not even perceive it.

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, but the filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you...

The story is beautifully balanced between gentle comedy and the melancholy reality of how people really are. Leopards are not going to change their spots, and each of the characters is shown to have fixations they can’t shake off, even when it means their dreams will remain unfulfilled. - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2016

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