The Great Movies: Audience Choice - After the Storm (2016)

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Watch the movie on Kanopy beforehand, then join us for a lively Friday evening discussion on Zoom. Register for this program to receive the Zoom login information via email.

A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother's Tokyo apartment - but things don't go particularly well for this fractured family.

Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

"...Sad, rueful and sometimes warmly funny, AFTER THE STORM is one of the director Hirokazu Kore-eda's sturdiest, and most sensitive, constructions." - Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

"[AFTER THE STORM] has a special warmth and grace. It unfolds slowly [and] sneaks up on big questions about intertwined mysteries of family and personal destiny ..." - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

Not rated; in Japanese with English subtitles; 118 min. 

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