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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #53. Hirokazu Koreeda’s 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, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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