Still Walking — October 14, 2012

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 10:00 AM, Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Japanese film,  Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo). The film is 115 minutes long and in Japanese with English subtitles.

Still Walking

The lyrical, profoundly moving Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo) is contemporary Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda’s most personal work to date. Created as a tribute to his late mother, the film depicts one day in the life of the Yokoyamas, gathered together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

Rather than focus on big dramatic moments, Kore-eda relies on simple gestures and domestic routines (especially cooking) to evoke a family’s entire life, its deep regrets and its daily joys. Featuring vivid, heartrending performances and a gentle naturalism that harks back to the director’s earlier, documentary work, Still Walking is an extraordinary portrayal of the ties that bind us.

(text taken from US distributor, The Criterion Collection)

A provocative discussion led by a local film expert will follow each film. Tickets at the door are $15. For further information, visit our web site at or call 301-365-3679.

Our next film, Restoration, will be shown on November 11, 2012.

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