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    After the Storm is a family drama, a 21st-century variation on the classic Japanese style of which this film-maker is now the international standard-bearer. The director has said he models himself on Mikio Naruse, rather than Yasujirō Ozu , although he is dissatisfied with both comparisons. It is a story of bittersweet regrets and acceptance of life’s disappointments and impossibilities, coloured with gentle humour and observation; food and family meals are very important. The film restates the themes of Kore-eda’s earlier films such as I Wish and Still Walking , although the idea of a gloomy, middle-aged man and his thwarted literary career actually put me in mind of Alexander Payne ’s downbeat midlife comedy Sideways . Yet After the Storm comes with the most extraordinary subplot, that in other circumstances could make a brutally hardboiled noir thriller.

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