LIKE FATHER LIKE SON (2013) [feature]

Japan (MIFF 2013 , Accent on Asia)
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

"A piercing, tender poem about the bittersweet ebb and flow of paternal love." - The Telegraph

Ryota is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori, and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father.

Like Father, Like Son extends the Japanese cinema tradition of familial exploration to deliver a gentle and moving story of personal redemption that playfully navigates its way through the drama, as directed by the always-sensitive Hirokazu Kore-eda (I Wish, MIFF 2012).

Winner of the Cannes 2013 Jury Prize.

"[A] supple treatment of familial bonds, expectations and responsibilities that reverberates with heartrending impact." - Variety

D/S Hirokazu Kore-eda P Tatsuro Hatanaka, Chihiro Kameyama, Tom Yoda Dist Rialto Distribution L Japanese w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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