Still Walking
Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
Japan 2008
115 Min  | Subtitles in Hebrew

Once a year, the Yokoyama family reunites in the country home of their parents to commemorate the death of the eldest son, who accidentally drowned 12 years ago while saving the life of a boy. The patriarch of the family, a retired doctor, and his wife are joined by their surviving son who has recently married a widow with a young son and their daughter with her husband and their children. The surviving son, who resents being constantly reminded that his late brother was his father’s favorite, often clashes with the old man,who is still angry that there is no one to pick up the family medical tradition, for his second son had turned to art restoration, while the daughter plans to move her entire family to the village just in case she would have to be close and take care of her aging parents. Directed with profound emotion and enormous sympathy for each and every one of the characters, this film is the best confirmation that Hirokazu  Kore-Eda is official heir of the great Japanese director YausjiroOzu, it is mostly because of this film, which got full critical approval from every critics’ online survey.

Director :
Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
Yoshihiro Kato, Hijiri Taguchi
Yutaka Yamazaki
Hirokazu Koreeda
(Gontiti (as Gonchichi
Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa
Courtesy by:
Tamasa Distribution