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After the Storm (PG)


After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

The critical consensus

A film you need to be in a receptive mood to get on with — objectively, it’s about a pretty rotten character and his petty life — but with real emotional pay-off.

****(*)Kim Newman, Empire Online, 30/05/2017

Hirokazu Kore-eda delivers yet another quietly powerful and thought-provoking drama.

****(*)Katherine McLaughlin, The List, 29/05/2017

Proof that the Japanese maestro deserves to be the metronome of all movie lovers’ hearts.

Gabriela Helfet, Little White Lies, 31/05/2017

No one makes family melodramas quite like Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda. His style is deceptively low key and matter of fact even as he deals with seismic moments in the lives of his protagonists.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 31/05/2017

A gambling-addicted private eye spies on his ex-wife in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s drama, which, despite its grubby setting, is understated and delicate.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 01/06/2017

A poignant, award-winning drama.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 02/06/2017

Three generations clash in Hirokazu Koreeda’s gentle, witty film.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 04/06/2017

Carefully observed, quietly compelling.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 06/06/2017

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday June 2, 2017, until Thursday June 8, 2017. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday June 16, 2017, until Monday June 19, 2017. More info:

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