Like Father, Like Son
aka Soshite chichi ni naru
First screened in October 2013
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda. Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Jun Kunimura, Maki Yôko, Lily Franky, Isao Natsuyagi, Megumi Morisaki, Kirin Kiki, Jun Fubuki. Screenplay: Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Twitter Capsule: Assured, yet full of crutches and cliché. "Sensitivity" a blessing and a curse. Floating pans, weepy pianos.

VOR:   Proficient as it is, I saw most of it coming from the first five minutes. Some details I predicted just from three-sentence festival blurb. Not a great sign.

Photo © 2013 Fuji Television Network/Amuse, Inc./Gaga Corporation/Wild Bunch,
© 2014 Sundance Selects
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize

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