The Scene Club Film Screening: Like Father, Like Son
Would you choose your natural child, or the one you believed was your own during six years together?
Following an unexpected phone call, affluent architect Ryota and his wife, Midori, learn that their six-year-old son, Keita, was switched at the hospital and is not their biological child.
Seeing Midori's devotion to Keita even after the news, and observing the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota begins to question his own values on fatherhood as he must choose between 'nature' and 'nurture,' a decision that will change their lives forever.
Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu,
Like Father, Like Son was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize and a commendation from the Ecumenical Jury. It then went on to screen at numerous international film festivals (including Toronto, San Sebastian, Vancouver, London), winning 18 awards and receiving 38 nominations.
Date: Tuesday, 12th August 2014
Time: 7.00-7.45pm - Ticket Collection and Networking | 8.00pm – Film screening
Venue: Knowledge Village Auditorium, Dubai (location map)
Film duration: 120 minutes (Japanese with English subtitles)