Like Father, Like Son

Picture Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Original title: Soshite chichi ni naru
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki
Country: Japan
Year of production: 2013
Length (min): 121
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Wild Bunch
Section: Profile: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Sponsors: Česko-japonská společnost

Ryota is a successful architect who spends long hours at work to provide for his wife and six-year-old son. His life is carefully planned and nothing is left to chance. But that all shatters when Ryota finds out that his son was switched with another boy in the maternity ward. Both families must decide what to do next. This intimate drama follows the Japanese tradition of films examining family relationships, and poses questions which are hard to answer.

Hirokazu Kore-eda

The Japanese director follows the tradition of Japanese cinema, characteristic for its humanism, compassion and understanding. He has made several documentaries and is well-known among audiences as well as critics thanks to his live-action debut Maborosi. His following films also regularly score at festivals worldwide. His second-to-latest film Shoplifters won a Palme d'Or at Cannes.

With support

Česko-japonská společnost

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