Aruitemo aruitemo / Still Walking, 2008
After watching Nobody Knows over 2 years ago (read my review of it here), I’m slowly catching up with some of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s other films. I caught his most recent release I Wish the other week, and last night I watched Still Walking
As with previous Kore-eda films I’ve seen, Still Walking is beautiful in its simplicity and understatement. The story follows a family reunion over the course of 24 hours, revealing the relationships between the generations of parents and children. The displays of emotion are rich in their complexity and reserve, and since the occasion commemorates the death of the eldest son, there’s an underlying air of loss and sadness.  Expect no action or raised voices, just a quiet reflection of personalities and sense of humanity
The Criterion release comes with four recipes that suitably reflects the central importance of the mother’s food preparation in the film
The corn tempura looks delicious

Aruitemo aruitemo / Still Walking, 2008

After watching Nobody Knows over 2 years ago (read my review of it here), I’m slowly catching up with some of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s other films. I caught his most recent release I Wish the other week, and last night I watched Still Walking

As with previous Kore-eda films I’ve seen, Still Walking is beautiful in its simplicity and understatement. The story follows a family reunion over the course of 24 hours, revealing the relationships between the generations of parents and children. The displays of emotion are rich in their complexity and reserve, and since the occasion commemorates the death of the eldest son, there’s an underlying air of loss and sadness.  Expect no action or raised voices, just a quiet reflection of personalities and sense of humanity

The Criterion release comes with four recipes that suitably reflects the central importance of the mother’s food preparation in the film

The corn tempura looks delicious

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