Umi yori mo mada fukaku

Year: 2016
Country: Japan
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa
Genre: drama
Runtime: 117 min.
Age: 16+

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota 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 and beautiful ex-wife 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 - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

Awards & Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival - Un certain Regard participation
Chicago International Film Festival - participation