ASIAN FILM - Article
09:00 - 29th September 2013, by David West

Like Father, Like Son

Fans of Hirokazu Kore-eda have been spoiled for choice this year with the release of I Wish in cinemas, and The Hirokazu Kore-eda Collection on DVD. But there is more to come from the great Japanese director as Arrow Films has picked up Kore-eda's latest movie Like Father, Like Son for the UK.

The story revolves around two families who are shocked to discover that their infant sons were accidentally switched at birth. Architect Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) is a strict parent, determined to bring the best out of little Keita with piano lessons and rigidly enforced routines. When he learns that Keita is not his biological child, Ryota is forced to re-evaluate his relationship with the six-year-old. With his wife Midori (Machiko Ono), Ryota agrees with Keita's biological parents to exchange visits with the boys, and they meet Ryusei, who has been raised in a very different household. A meditation on what makes a family, Like Father, Like Son will be released in cinemas by Arrow Films on 18 October.

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