In the latest film from celebrated Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, a divorced man struggles to regain his estranged family’s trust while sheltering them during a typhoon. After the Storm recalls the beauty of scenery after a summer rain, and the feeling that everything seems different, even though nothing has changed.
Drawing deeper than ever on his personal memories and experiences, award-winning filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Our Little Sister, Still Walking, Nobody Knows) returns with a powerful story of family ties and expectations in AFTER THE STORM.
When a typhoon strikes, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a failed writer and third-rate detective, unexpectedly spends the night together with his son, ex-wife (Yoko Maki) and aging mother (legendary actress Kirin Kiki), allowing the estranged family the opportunity to believe in each other once again.
Hailed as the celebrated director’s “most profound” (The Film Stage) and “beautifully balanced” (The Hollywood Reporter) work, AFTER THE STORM is, in Kore-eda’s own words, “the film that is most colored by what I am.”