DVD: Still Walking, For retail & rental (New Wave)

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The Independent Culture

Hirokazu Kore-eda's Ozu-esque family drama takes place over a single day: the anniversary of the death of a favourite son.

Bickering abounds at the parental home of the Yokoyama family, as the ties between each member come under the microscope. Languorously paced and unfussily shot, Kore-eda's film comes with little "action", but plenty of quiet dialogue, offering revelations that piece together to lay bare a complex family dynamic. In short, a contemplative delight.