First Trailer for Hirokazu Koreeda’s ‘After the Storm’

Hirokazu Koreeda’s Drama

Here’s the first trailer for Hirokazu Koreeda’s next film, After the Storm, the “offbeat family drama” being tipped for a Cannes premiere.

Starring TV and film veteran Hiroshi Abe as well as Koreeda’s muse Kirin Kiki (Like Father, Like Son), the film is set for theatrical release in Japan on May 21, 2016.

The plot follows an award-winning author in the shadow of former glory who tries to reconnect with this family. No subtitles, sadly, but take a look at the trailer below.

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) — until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.