Detroit Film Theatre


October 16-18 & 23-25, 2009

 Detroit Film Theatre

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(Japan – 2008 – directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu)

With an extraordinary body of work including Nobody Knows and After Life, Kore-eda Hirokazu has established himself as the most universally popular and acclaimed Japanese director of his generation. His exquisite, engaging, richly entertaining new movie is the story of two grown children who, together with their own young families, decide to pay a 24-hour visit to their elderly parents. If it sounds like a cut-and-dried retread of Ozu’s great Tokyo Story, think again; these vivid characters are fresh, surprising and utterly contemporary in Kore-eda’s hands, even as they face each family’s universally recognizable joys, disappointments and expectations – both met and unmet. At once transcendent and reassuringly familiar, Still Walking is one of the year’s most delicate cinematic masterworks.  In Japanese with English subtitles. (114 min.)

“So completely absorbing, so sure of its own scale and scope that while you’re watching it the rest of the world fades into irrelevance.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Oct. 16 @ 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17 @ 7:00 p.m., Oct. 18 @ 4:15 p.m.

Oct. 23-24 @ 9:30 p.m., Oct. 25 @ 4:00 p.m.