Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #53. Hirokazu Koreeda’s Soshite Chichi ni Naru

Hirokazu Koreeda Soshite chichi ni naru

Soshite Chichi ni Naru

Director/Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda
Producer(s): TBA
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Fukuyama Masaharu, Ono Machiko, Maki Yoko, Lily Franky

Hirokazu Koreeda’s Soshite Chichi ni Naru places several individuals in a Catch-22 predicament and we get to witness them wiggle themselves out of a tight one. A master of the complex family drama as best expressed in this collection of items Nobody Knows, Still Walking and Air Doll, Koreeda employed the services pop-star Fukuyama Masaharu who has dabbled in film before.

Gist: Translated as “And then I Become a Father”, this sees Fukuyama Masaharu play an elite, unlikable, money-driven, businessman who works for a major corporation. He encounters the biggest crisis of his life when he finds out that he had unwittingly raised somebody else’s son for the past 6 years because his own son was accidentally switched at birth.

Release Date: Set for it’s domestic release in October, this could show Venice and/or TIFF.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)