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12 June 2019: Still Walking


Still Walking
Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008, 114 min
Japanese with English subtitles

"Unfolding largely over the course of a daylong gathering of a family still mourning the loss of its eldest son, Kore-eda’s fine-tuned elegy – full of personalizing details and the sense memories of childhood – was a direct response to the death of his mother, whom he nursed in the last two years of her life. Kore-eda grants his characters no epiphanies, but allows them moments of dawning awareness. Resentments go unaired and problems remain unsolved, but they are privately recognized and even understood – which is, at least, one definition of family love – in this quietly anguished domestic drama." – Film at Lincoln Center

Part of our season on Hirokazu Kore-eda