Tag: Hiroshi Abe

After The Storm [2016] – JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Review

As a child, one dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. While getting to that point takes all kinds of pit-stops, sometimes your life turns out differently from what you’ve imagined. Kore-eda himself confesses that he wanted to be a successful writer and not a film-maker and somehow things didn’t work his way. After the Storm tells us that it’s totally okay to have failed at what you wanted to be because life doesn’t end there. What’s most important is to not undo the past, but correct all the imperfections that hinder the present.

Still Walking [2008]: A Stroll through Butterfly Lane

A mother and a daughter prepare a meal as the brother pushes his wife to not stay the night. They are on their way for a family reunion, as they are mourning the death of the eldest son of the family. We see the father, who is not really happy with the way his son turned out walking past the town. The family is not as broken as the pieces of tiles in the bathroom but still they don’t walk together. Their steps don’t match, but they still walk. Maybe, one after the other or vice-versa. The father wants to put off his profession onto the next clan, but the way the son snatches his writings from being embarrassed tell us otherwise.

I Wish [2011] Review : A Heartfelt Tale of Two Siblings

As much as “I wish” benefits from everything accounting, it benefits most from the splendid performance by the kids and adults alike,and its writing & direction by Hirokazu. What is even more commendable that all the kids perform oblivious to the fact that cameras are around them. Hirokazu seems have written the small episodic stories and fused them together seamlessly that constructs to form a single entity at the end. O