Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008

February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania
249 S 36th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008 @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother’s homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.

Parents and Children: Family Films from Japan

Thursdays in February on the Penn Campus, 7 PM

February 2 Ishii Katsuhiko, Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004
February 9 Kore’eda Hirokazu, Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008
February 16 Hosoda Mamoru, Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), 2012
February 23 Yamada Yōji, Tokyo no kazoku (Tokyo Family), 2013