Film: Still Walking (Japanese with English subtitles)
Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins
Hirokazu Koreeda is one of the most highly rated contemporary Japanese film makers and has often been compared to the great master, Yasujirō Ozu. Still Walking was made in 2008 and was extremely well received by critics and audiences alike and won several awards.The story is about a family who get together to commemorate the death of their son who passed away 15 years ago.
The parents, the siblings their spousesfe and children gather to spend time together as the events unfold in a span of 24 hours. Like Ozu, simplicity is the hall mark of Koreeda’s films and understanding characters and their feelings is his strength as a writer and director. Still Walking is one of the few films with a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, the aggregator website.
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