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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
"This is Kore-eda at his very best, facing up to the hardest truths with honesty and a nervous laugh — uncomfortable, invigorating, and ultimately cleansing, like the cinema’s equivalent of a cold shower. And I mean that in the best way possible."
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

AWARDS

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2017
Best Non-U.S. Release

FESTIVALS

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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