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.
- Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
- Country: Japan
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 01:57:33
- imdb Score: 7.6/10 (1,704 votes)
- Language: Japanese
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa
Rory O'Connor - THE FILM STAGE
"Watch and listen closely ... and worlds of deeply felt, awkwardly expressed passion will unfold in and around a cramped apartment in a nondescript high-rise that has aged along with the inhabitants who raised families there."
Ella Taylor - NPR
"AFTER THE STORM is a film that invites you in, and clears a space for you at the dinner table while you shuck off your shoes in the hallway."
Jessica Kiang - THE PLAYLIST
"I've admired Mr. Kore-eda's work for many years... His latest film, though, has a special warmth and grace."
Joe Morgenstern - WALL STREET JOURNAL
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2017
Best Non-U.S. Release
Cannes Film Festival 2016
New Zealand Int'l Film Festival 2016
Philadelphia Int'l Film Festival 2016
St. Louis Int'l Film Festival 2016
Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2017
Melbourne Int'l Film Festival 2016
New Horizons Film Festival 2016
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2016
Japanese Film Festival 2016
Helsinki Int'l Film Festival 2016
London Film Festival 2016
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