Like Father, Like Son

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Soshite chichi ni naru

Showing: 17th April 2015 at 7:30 pm

Released: 19th May 2013 (Cannes)

18th October 2013 (UK)

Sponsored by:  Paul Hancocks


Certificate PGFlag of JapanJapan 118 mins Drama

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Director: Hirokazu Koreeda (是枝 裕和)

Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama (福山 雅治), Machiko Ono, Yōko Maki (金森 陽子), Rirî Furankî, Lily Franky

The recipient of the Jury Prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, Hirokazu Koreeda’s heartfelt drama tells the tale of Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama), a success-driven father who learns that the son he has raised for six years is not his own due to a clerical error at the hospital where the child was born. Faced with the decision of raising his biological son or the one he has fathered since birth, Ryota begins questioning everything he has ever known about being a father. ~ Jason Buchanan, allmovie.



Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2 nominations – Best Film and Achievement in Directing 2013), Asia-Pacific Film Festival (2 wins – Best Director and Best Film 2013)(3 nominations – Best Actor, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actress 2013), Asian Film Awards (3 nominations – Best Director, Best Actor and Best Newcomer 2014), Awards of the Japanese Academy (12 nominations – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Music Score, Best Cinematography, Best Lighting, Best Sound Recording and Best Editing 2014), Blue Ribbon Awards (2 nominations – Best Director and Best Film 2013), Cannes Film Festival (2 wins – Jury Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention 2013)(Nominated – Palme d’Or 2013), Ghent International Film Festival (Nominated – Grand Prix 2013), Hochi Film Awards (Won – Best Supporting Actor 2013)(6 nominations – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and 2 Best Supporting Actress 2013), Kinema Junpo Awards (2 wins – Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor 2014)(Nominated – Best Film 2014), London Film Festival (Nominated – Best Film 2013), Nikkan Sports Film Awards (2 wins – Best Director and Best Supporting Actor 2013)(Nominated – Best Actor 2013), Oslo Films from the South Festival (Nominated – Best Feature 2013), San Sebastián International Film Festival (Won – Waki.TV Audience Award 2013), São Paulo International Film Festival (Won – Audience Award for Best Foreign Feature Film 2013), Vancouver International Film Festival (Won – Audience Award – International Films 2013), Yokohama Film Festival (3 wins – Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor 2013)(Nominated – Best Film 2013)

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