After Life (1998)

I had the pleasure of discovering the genius of director Hirokazu Koreeda recently after watching Nobody Knows, which led me to Still Walking and After Life. I’m addicted now and fully intend to watch the rest of his body of work, with After the Storm up next. Koreeda’s work reminds me a lot of Yasujiro Ozu, a comparison that has certainly been made before. I enjoy his scene setting, the little filler shots that add to the atmosphere, and the scant use of a soundtrack. I appreciate this, since I consider the soundtrack of a drama to be no better than a laughtrack oftentimes.… Click to continue...