After the Storm [PG]
Japan/2016/117mins/PG. Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda. With: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi.
Ryota is a former novelist paying for his gambling addiction by working at a private detective agency, but telling himself and others that it is research for his new book. After his father’s death he contacts his mother who still believes that he can reconcile with his former wife and son. Equal parts funny and melancholy, this is a tender and compassionate family drama.