Father and Son
Boke to tsukkomi
The unemployed farmer's son Kazuki still lives with his parents and dreams of a career as a stand-up comedian. But his father Yōji just makes fun of him and demands that he finally grow up. This all changes when Yōji suddenly suffers a stroke that turns him into a nursing case in need of care day in and day out. Kazuki faces a difficult decision. Should he finally bury his dream in order to be able to care for his sick father? Kazuki has a crazy idea. What if father and son perform together as a comedy duo?
With "Father and Son" director Yūichiro Fujishiro succeeds in a rare stroke of luck for cinema. He sensitively weaves two seemingly incompatible genres together in one film. "Father and Son" works equally well as a soulful generation drama and as a bittersweet comedy. One thing that should certainly not be underestimated is the great chemistry between the two leading actors. Conclusion: Worth seeing! Supported by Tokyo Kanda Fantastic Filmfest.
Father and Son wurde auf dem 21. JFFH 2020 gezeigt.