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SPRING 2015 
GIBSONS February 16

Like Father, Like Son

Japan, 2013, 122min, drama. Japanese (English subtitles)
Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Still from 'Like Father, Like Son'

"This is a relentlessly quiet character study that is photographed with Zen remove and scored metronomically to Bach and Beethoven, each scene clipped to the barest essentials." Time Out New York

Reshaping a classic babies-switched-at-birth plot into a thoughtful exploration of the meaning of parenthood, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son is a low-key but supple treatment of familial bonds, expectations and responsibilities that reverberates with heartrending impact. The age-old nature-vs.-nurture debate emerges naturally from a comparison between two boys, two very different families and two fathers. Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money and status while his counterpart is his opposite but each must make the same life changing decision. However, it’s the story’s intense focus on one father’s intimacy issues and redemptive transformation that makes the film so moving.

Screenshot from 'Like Father, Like Son'

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Reviews

Like Father, Like Son. Review at rogerebert.com by Glenn Kenny, January 2014

Cannes Film Review: Like Father, Like Son. by Maggie Lee, in Variety, April, 2013.


AWARDS

Winner: Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2013l.

Winner: VIFF Roger's People's Choice Award - International Films, 2013.

 

Disc Cover "Like Father, Like Son"

 

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