Like Father, Like Son

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda, this 2013 drama from Japan was awarded the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It concerns a Japanese couple named Ryota and Midori who get a call from the hospital one day informing them that when their son was born six years ago a huge mistake was made and the boy ended up being switched with a boy born to another couple. That forces the couple, Ryota in particular, to examine their feelings toward the boy they thought was their son, plus also grapple with the reality of meeting their natural son.

Like Father, Like Son screens at the RPL Theatre Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Here’s the trailer:

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.