Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 1st March 8:00 PM - Studio (TBTL)

Like Father, Like Son
(Soshite chichi ni naru)

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Country: Japan
Cert: PG Year: 120 Length: 120 minsLanguage: Japanese
Cannes in Keswick
2014 Festival
Book Tickets Like Father, Like Son

Audience Reaction

Score: 83.33% 


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Koreeda's last film I Wish was a highlight of last year's KFF. His piercing new film starts from a conundrum: what if it were discovered, six years after the event, that a hospital had inadvertently swapped two male babies and given them to the wrong parents? Despite marked differences in class, temperament and approaches to parenting, the Nonomiya and Saiki couples respond to this bombshell by exchanging their sons.

Thanks to Arrow Films


Koreeda's facility for casting and directing young performers is spine-tingling; watching these children as they watch their parents is utterly mesmerizing. A deceptively rich and rewarding drama, small of gesture, huge of heart.
Mark Kermode, The Observer

The simple, tragicomic trails of fatherhood are captured with perfection in the latest from Japan's Hirokazu Koreeda.
Adam Woodward, Little White Lies


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