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Still Walking [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2008]

Release Date:02/08/2011

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    Special Features

    • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Hirokazu Kore-Eda and director of photography Yutaka Yamazaki, with DTS-HD Master audio soundtrack
    • New video interviews with Kore-Eda and Yamazaki
    • Documentary on the making of the film, featuring on-set footage
    • Trailer
    • Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Dennis Lim and recipes for for the food prepared in the film


    Still Walking
    Director Hirokazu Kore-eda writes and directs this family drama that unfolds over the course of a single summer day as the Yokoyama family gathers for a rare reunion held to commemorate the death of the one who was taken before his time. It was 15 years ago that eldest Yokoyama son, Junpei, drowned in a tragic accident, and the only changes around the family home since that fateful day are so subtle that they're not likely to be noticed by anyone outside of the immediate family. Retired family patriarch Kyohei (Yoshio Harada) used to run a successful medical clinic out of the home, though the lights in his medical examining room haven't even been turned on in years. The tiles in the kitchen where energetic Toshiko (Kirin Kiki) cooks family meals are slowly coming loose, and as youngest son Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) arrives home, he does his best to hide the fact that he's currently unemployed. His older sister, Chinami (You), has also arrived with her family, and does her best to entertain everyone despite the undeniable cloud of melancholy hanging over the home. As the festive gathering commences and Toshiko lays out a lavish meal, it gradually becomes obvious that resentment and sorrow bonds this family as powerfully as love. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Hiroshi Abe
      Hiroshi Abe - Ryota Yokoyama
    • Yoshio Harada
      Yoshio Harada - Kyohei Yokoyama
    • Yui Natsukawa
      Yui Natsukawa - Yukari Yokoyama
    • Image coming soon
      Kazuya Takahashi - Nobuo Kataoka
    • Shohei Tanaka
      Shohei Tanaka - Atsushi Yokoyama

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