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Still Walking

Hirokazu Kore-eda

 
Still Walking (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Japan
  • 2008
  • 114 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #554

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.

Cast

Ryota YokoyamaHiroshi Abe
Yukari YokoyamaYui Natsukawa
Chinami KataokaYou
Nobuo KataokaKazuya Takahashi
Atsushi YokoyamaShohei Tanaka
Toshiko YokoyamaKirin Kiki
Kyohei YokoyamaYoshio Harada

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Hirokazu Kore-eda and director of photography Yutaka Yamazaki, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video interviews with Kore-eda and Yamazaki
  • Documentary on the making of the film, featuring on-set footage
  • Trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Dennis Lim and recipes for the food prepared in the film

    New cover by Sarah Habibi

Film Essays

Still Walking: A Death in the Family

By Dennis Lim February 08, 2011

Death looms over the films of Hirokazu Kore-eda. His first fiction feature, Maborosi (1995), is a quiet study of bereavement, about a young woman struggling to move on after her husband’s . . . Read more »

Performances


Photo Galleries

A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


Press Notes

Press Notes: Still Walking

February 17, 2011

Critics have been getting acquainted with the Yokoyamas, the family at the center of Still Walking. David Ehrlich, writing for Moviefone, calls Hirokazu Kore-eda’s delicate human drama a “ . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Still Walking: A Death in the Family

By Dennis Lim February 08, 2011

Death looms over the films of Hirokazu Kore-eda. His first fiction feature, Maborosi (1995), is a quiet study of bereavement, about a young woman struggling to move on after her husband’s . . . Read more »


On Five

At Work in the Criterion Test Kitchen

November 30, 2010

Some things those of us who work at the Criterion Collection are serious about: movies (maybe you knew that), getting the details right, and eating and drinking. So when the recipes for the . . . Read more »