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STILL WALKING [Aruitemo aruitemo]

STILL WALKING [Aruitemo aruitemo]

  • Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You
  • 2008 | 114mins | Japan | rated (U)

From the director of the Palme d'Or winning Shoplifters Hirokazu Kore-eda, Still Walking returns to UK cinemas alongside a touring programme of three other titles: Maborosi (1995), After Life (1998) and Nobody Knows (2004).


Forty-year-old Ryota, with his wife and stepson, visits his elderly parents to commemorate his older brother, who died saving a boy from drowning. Kore-eda’s subtle, moving account of the tensions within a family is his most Ozu-like film, a study of the different assumptions and value systems of different generations. This was the director’s first film to feature veteran actress Kirin Kiki, who would become his regular collaborator.