KORE-EDA + KIKI
This series celebrates the accomplishments of master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda and also the prolific actress Kirin Kiki who sadly passed away in September. We will be screening three films by Kore-eda – two of which includes Kirin Kiki in the cast. Kiki was a frequent collaborator in his films, including Shoplifters, her last film, which won Kore-eda the prestigious Palme D’Or at Cannes earlier this year.
LIKE FATHER LIKE SONそして父になる
November 13, 2018 6:30 PM
(Second screening on December 14, 2018)
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda  120 min.
Successful architect Ryota learns that his biological son was switched at birth with the boy he has raised as his own. As two very different families are mashed together, the two couples are faced with an excruciating dilemma and must make a life impacting decision between the two sons.
This thought provoking drama is a story of personal redemption that unveils the essence of what family truly means in contemporary Japan.
Awards + Nominations:
2013 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or
2013 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of Jury Prize, commendation from the Ecumenical Jury
2013 Toronto International Film Festival – Won the Rogers People’s Choice Award
2013 Vancouver International Film Festival – Peoples Choice Award
2013 San Sebastián International Film Festival – Wuaki.TV Audience Award
2013 Japan Academy Awards – Nominated picture and director of the year, winner of outstanding performance by actor and actress in supporting role