On Monday April 7th,  AFF screens LIKE FATHER LIKE SON at 4:00 p.m. at Ancaster Silver City. Doors open at 3:15.   $9 for non members. The film, which won major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, along with 50 other nominations/awards, is in Japanese with English subtitles. Proceeds will go to the Good Shepherd Centre. From the last screenings $1000 was donated to the Hamilton Bridge Program: From Prison to Community and $300 to the Hamilton Out of the Cold Program.

Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife,Midori (Machiko Ono) and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON extends the Japanese cinema tradition of familial exploration to deliver a gentle and moving story of personal redemption that playfully navigates its way through the drama.

Powered by writer/director Kore-eda’s innate restraint and natural empathy, Like Father, Like Son takes these characters to places they never expected to be. It’s unnerving for them, of course, but watching so many hearts hanging in the balance is a rare privilege for us.  Kenneth Turan/Los Angeles Times

The questions posed by Like Father, Like Son are universal in nature and the manner in which Kore-eda addresses them makes for superior drama. James Berardinelli/Reelviews

The Ancaster Film Fest is a member of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Film Circuit, a group of 180 organizations across Canada that screen the best in Canadian and International films to their communities.  For more information on the Ancaster Film Fest or our screenings visit our website, our Facebook site or call 905-648-2277.