<i>After the Storm</i>

Still courtesy of Film Movement and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Details

Sun., May 7, 5 p.m. and Sat., May 13, 9:15 p.m. 2017
$7 to $9

Location Info:

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX  77005
713-639-7300
It’s a familiar story. A once top-of-his-game novelist finds himself in has-been territory. He becomes a private investigator and rakes in a bunch of dough, but then the divorcé pisses away the money on gambling. He can’t pay child support. He can’t connect with his son. He feels like a total louse. Then there’s the turn of fate. What distinguishes After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku), a 2016 Japanese language film with English subtitles, from other redemption stories is Hirokazu Kore-eda’s directorial touches that led to an award from the Venice International Film Festival. Ryota, the center of the 117-minute movie, is an intimate character with surpluses of sorrow that viewers can connect with, thanks to Kore-eda’s talents. The movie screens as part of the New Releases series at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

5 p.m. Sunday. Also 9:15 p.m. May 13. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $7 to $9.

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