LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (2013) - Binge: DADS

  • dir. HIROKAZU KORE-EDA
  • year. 2013
  • country. JAPAN
  • run time. 116 mins
  • rating. PG 

£5.00 (£3.50 conc)


For Father's Day weekend we've decided on an alternative, not entirely celebratory program of films about fatherhood. Four great films across two days. We've called our short season Binge: DADS. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the cinema of fathers...

Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not ‘their’ son – the hospital gave them the wrong baby.

Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture.’ Seeing Midori’s devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a ‘father’ all these years…