After the Storm
Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for May’s feature film: After the Storm
About the Film:
After the Storm (海よりもまだ深く Umi yori mo Mada Fukaku) is a 2016 Japanese family drama film written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. The theme of the film, according to one critic, is that “you can’t always have the life you want, or be who you want to be”.
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.
Purchase tickets in advance and we will have them ready for you at the Underground Cinema.
Adult: $9 Student: $5