Free Foreign Film ~ After the Storm
Doors 6:30 pm
The library's free foreign film series presents Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning drama, screening at the Chief Theater.
"A classic Japanese family drama of gentle persuasion and staggering simplicity....the filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you." – The Hollywood Reporter
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.
Watch the trailer