Thursday, February 20, 2014

Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) from tomorrow night through March 6 at Harris Theater.

The 2013 Japanese film Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) will be in Pittsburgh from February 21 through March 6 at the Harris Theater downtown.
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 arrived in the US in January. It will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, and showtimes are now posted on the Pittsburgh Filmmakers website. The first showing is Friday night at 7:30 pm, followed by 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm showings on Saturday, an afternoon showing on Sunday, and 7:30 pm showings again during the week. The Harris Theater is located downtown in the Cultural District (map).