Still Walking • 1h 54m
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda • 2008 • Japan
Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You
The lyrical, profoundly moving STILL WALKING (ARUITEMO ARUITEMO) is contemporary Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda's most personal work to date. Created as a tribute to his late mother, the film depicts one day in the life of the Yokoyamas, gathered together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear. Rather than focus on big dramatic moments, Kore-eda relies on simple gestures and domestic routines (especially cooking) to evoke a family’s entire life, its deep regrets and its daily joys. Featuring vivid, heartrending performances and a gentle naturalism that harks back to the director’s earlier, documentary work, STILL WALKING is an extraordinary portrayal of the ties that bind us.
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Hirokazu Kore-eda on STILL WALKING
The following interview with STILL WALKING director Hirokazu Kore-eda was shot in August 2010 at the International House of Japan in Tokyo, with cinematographer Yutaka Yamazaki acting as cameraman.
Yutaka Yamazaki on STILL WALKING
The following interview with STILL WALKING cinematographer Yutaka Yamazaki was shot in August 2010 at the International House of Japan in Tokyo, with Yamazaki acting as cameraman.
Making STILL WALKING
In the following 2010 documentary, director Hirokazu Kore-eda and his actors and crew work to create STILL WALKING’s all-encompassing realism—whether by attending to the costumes and lighting or making sure the cooking is just like that of Kore-eda’s mother.