FILMS 2017

WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! 家族はつらいよ

SUN 3 SEP 3:30PM
ACADEMY CINEMAS BOOKING REQUIRED
2016 / 108 min. 

Censors rating: PG
(Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers)  

 
© 2016 "What a Wonderful Family!" Film Partners

 

STORY

Welcome to the Hirata household, occasionally dysfunctional but always full of love.

Shuzo has been married for decades but still forgets his wife Tomiko’s birthday. As an after-thought, he offers to buy her a gift as long as it’s inexpensive. Coincidentally, Tomiko has had her eye on one thing and it costs nothing more than a cup of coffee or two. And what could that be? Well, the fee for lodging a divorce paper.

The family is thrown into tumult as their three children try to find out why the soft-spoken grandmother suddenly wishes to split with their stubborn grandfather after 50 years of marriage. Their children, all adults and some with their own families, take ridiculous measures to understand the cause of the divorce. But in order to solve the problem, they must first look to solve their own relationship problems.

This whimsical comedy takes us under the roof of the Hirata home and imparts valuable nuggets of wisdom that we can take back home. Directed by former Yasuhiro Ozu protégé, Yoji Yamada (The Hidden Blade, The Little House), and featuring the cast of Tokyo Family reunited in a light hearted comedy on the silver screen.

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CAST & STAFF

 
Director Yoji Yamada
Producer Hiroshi Fukazawa
Cast Isao Hashizume / Kazuko Yoshiyuki / Masahiko Nishimura /Yui Natsukawa