Kenneth R. Morefield reviews Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Still Walking

Kenneth R. Morefield reviews Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Still Walking:

I was half expecting a sentimental romp through the grief process that idealized the dead. What unfolded instead over the next two hours was one of the most precise and true depictions of a parent/adult child relationship that I’ve seen on film. Still Walking is a rich, generous, and moving portrait of human relations. It is simultaneously very specific about its cultural setting and universal in its themes. It is two hours spent with a true master of world cinema (Kore-eda is crediting with both writing and directing) at the height — and in complete control — of his craft.

Can’t say I’m surprised: I’ve yet to see a Kore-eda film that wasn’t wonderful.