Still Walking (film)

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Still Walking
Still Walking (film) POSTER.png
Film poster
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Produced by Yoshihiro Kato
Satoshi Kôno
Hijiri Taguchi
Masahiro Yasuda
Written by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring Hiroshi Abe
Yui Natsukawa
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Music by Gontiti
Cinematography Yutaka Yamasaki
Edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Production
company
CineQuanon
Distributed by IFC Films
Release date
  • June 28, 2008 (2008-06-28)
Running time
114 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office $3.26 million[1]

Still Walking (歩いても 歩いても, Aruitemo aruitemo) is a 2008 Japanese film edited, written, and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. The film is a portrait of a family over roughly 24 hours as they commemorate the death of the eldest son. The film was widely praised by critics and won the Golden Astor for Best Film at the 2008 Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

Plot[edit]

The Yokoyama family come together every year to commemorate the death of the eldest son, Junpei, who drowned accidentally 15 years ago while saving the life of another boy. His father Kyohei, a retired doctor, and mother Toshiko are joined by their surviving son Ryota, who has recently married a widow with a young son, and their daughter Chinami, her husband and their children. The family experience nostalgia, humour, sadness and tension as memories are shared and ceremonies performed.

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Reception[edit]

Still Walking received wide acclaim from film critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 100% of 62 professional critics gave the film a positive review.[2] In a Chicago Sun-Times review, Roger Ebert gave the work a full four stars and touted that Kore-eda is an heir of Yasujirō Ozu.[3] Trevor Johnston of Sight & Sound wrote that "however one positions Still Walking in the firmament of Japan's cinematic achievements, one thing is sure: it belongs up there with the masters."[4] The film won the Asian Film Award for Best Director, and was nominated for the Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Still Walking (2009)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (26 August 2009). "Still Walking". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Johnston, Trevor (February 2010). "Film of the Month: Still Walking". Sight & Sound. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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