Thursday, May 28, 2015

Japanese movie Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) at Northland Public Library, June 10.

Northland Public Library will show the 2013 Japanese movie Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) on Wednesday, June 10 as next month's installment of the Foreign Film Series. A summary from the Harris Theater, where the movie made its Pittsburgh debut last year:
Prolific filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (Afterlife, Maborosi, Nobody Knows) continues to recall master director Ozu with his tender films of family life in modern Japan. Here, Ryota is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are forced to make a difficult decision, while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father. This story of personal redemption is both moving and playful.
The movie will play at Northland from 1:30 pm, and the library is located off of McKnight Road and Rt. 19 in McCandless Township (map). The film is free and open to the public.