After The Storm (2016 Japan) Cert. PG – subtitled

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Kirin Kiki

Following last year’s Our Little Sister, a great favourite with David Lean patrons, Japan’s foremost director gives us another telling portrait of family life.

Middle-aged Ryota (Abe) is a failed writer having difficult relationships with his ex-wife, their son and his mother (Sweet Bean’s Kirin Kiki), who thinks he should have worked harder on being a writer.  He now works as a private detective to finance maintenance payments – and his gambling addiction. 

One night, as a typhoon approaches and people need to get off the streets for safety, he lures them to his mother’s flat.  While his hope of achieving a reconciliation while they are sheltering from the storm may be too optimistic, perhaps all is not lost.

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Telegraph 

 

The review includes a link to the ‘official UK’  Trailer, which can also be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 25th July 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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News Update 23 July 2017

We had a very enjoyable party for our volunteers in the Braithwaite Hall on Friday night. These dedicated people are the mainstay of the Campaign, and it was good to be able to acknowledge the work they do ensuring that our screenings run smoothly. We are always on the lookout for more help, so if you are interested please see the volunteers page.

Last week’s films proved very popular. In the case of My Cousin Rachel, this was hardly surprising – both screenings sold out. A well-made version of a classic English novel, this was always likely to please. It was interesting to hear that Rachel Weisz had decided before filming whether her character was ‘guilty’ or not, and played the role with this decision in mind, without telling the director. With Destiny (Der müde Tod), programming a silent film is always a risk, but this paid off, with a good audience enjoying this wonderful tale of a woman’s attempts to cheat the Grim Reaper. Weary Death himself was portrayed as not really enjoying his job, although finally there was no way of escaping him! Read more….