After the Storm (海よりもまだ深く)
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After the Storm (海よりもまだ深く)
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Sometimes it takes an act of nature to bring a family together.


Opening Film for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Ryota is a deadbeat father struggling to make ends meet. Though he claims to be gathering inspiration for his next novel, Ryota has spent the past fifteen years working as a private detective. Most of his earnings fuel his gambling addiction, leaving barely enough for him to pay child support to his divorced wife. She regularly threatens to cut off all contact between him and their child if he doesn’t pay up – something that Ryota, who adores their son, absolutely can’t bear to have happen.

When a typhoon forces Ryota, his wife, and their son to spend the night at Ryota’s mother’s apartment, it gives them a rare chance at reconciliation.

After the Storm is a poignant look at the relationship between fathers and sons. It’s another excellent addition to director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s oeuvre of realistic family dramas, painting an unflattering yet sympathetic image of a father who is far from the best role model in the world.

Year: 2016
Length: 117 mins
Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult
In Japanese with English subtitles.

Sydney Opening Reception

Join us at the 20th JFF Anniversary Opening Reception at Sydney Lower Town Hall by presenting your After the Storm cinema ticket at the Lower Town Hall entrance. The night will feature live music, a mini classic film exhibition, and a brief appearance by director Yukiko Mishima ahead of the special guest Q&A event for her film Night’s Tightrope.

Opening Reception: 17 Nov, 6:00pm
Venue: Sydney Lower Town Hall (Entry via Druitt St)
Entry: Open to After the Storm ticket holders, free.

Opening film After the Storm screens 7pm at Event Cinemas George Street. Please ensure ample time when planning to move between the reception and film venues.

* The Perth opening film has been changed to What a Wonderful Family! 



  • Director
    Hirokazu Kore-eda/
  • Producers
    Kaoru Matsuzaki/ Akihiko Yose/ Hijiri Taguchi/
  • Screenplay
    Hirokazu Kore-eda/
  • Cast
    Hiroshi Abe/ Yoko Maki/ Kiki Kirin/ Lily Franky/ Sousuke Ikematsu/ Taiyo Yoshizawa/