A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.
‘Still Walking’ is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades, their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother's homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed. In its slow, gentle, poetic way, this film brings us into the heart of the family so well you feel it is your own - indeed, the characters are so real, so richly portrayed, that you almost come to believe you know them as well as your own family. Like most of Kore-eda’s films, they linger long after you have left the cinema. (Subtitles)
Japan 2008 Hirokazu Kore-eda 114m