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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.
“No modern filmmaker has as sure a grasp on family dynamics as Hirokazu Kore-eda.” — Tom Huddleston, Time Out
“Endlessly endearing” — The Huffington Post
“The director keeps his characters and audience bobbing together over waters that grow deeper and deeper, until it’s impossible to distinguish the everyday from the profound.” — Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Nominated — Un Certain Regard Award, Cannes Film Festival
Nominated — Golden Space Needle Award, Seattle International Film Festival