LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Japan

Retrospective Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Year: 2013
Duration: 130′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama

Synopsis

Ryota and his wife will receive a call from hospital which will shock them. Their six – year old child is not “their child”. The hospital committed an error when giving the child to the parents. Ryota has to taking a difficult decision; to love the child he has been caring or to change the child and stay with the one they say is their child. Ryota sees himself reflected in this story.

Director’s Biography

Hirokazu Kore-Eda was born in 1962 in Tokyo. After getting a degree in Literature at the University of Waseda, he started working at the TV Man Union; an important television producder, where he directed many documentaries which obtained international awards. His first feature film, “Maboroshi no hikari”, won the Golden Osella Award in the Venecian Festival, 1995. His second film, “ Wandafuru raifu” (After Life, 1999), was released in more than 30 countries. His third film, “Distance”, was selected for the Cannes Festival, 2001. In 2006 he wrote and directed “Hana”, his first period film, in which it explores de world of the samurais and rematch in the Edo period. In 2008, Hirokazu directed his first documentary in the form of feature film, “Daijobu de aruyo ni : Cocco owaranai tabi”, in which Hirokazu keeps track of Cocco, a singer in his tour.

Festivals and Awards

2013, Festival de Cannes (Premio del jurado).
2013, Festival de San Sebastián (Premio del público).


SCREENING

Tuesday 20th Nov

18:30h

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