Twelve years after their eldest son died by drowning, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn’t the one who died, while daughter Chinami strains to fill the uncomfortable pauses with forced cheer.
The lyrical, profoundly moving Still Walking is the most personal work to date from Hirokazu Kore-eda. An extraordinary contemporary portrait of the ties that bind us, it earned comparisons to the Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu, whose family dramas rank among the greatest films ever made.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria