2008, Japan, 115’, Color, Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You
Asia Pacific Screen Awards-Best Director Mar del Plata Film Festival-Grand Jury Prize, Best Film
The only way to be a family is through love.
Another heartfelt family drama from Japan’s biggest director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother’s homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.