2013 Lone Star Film Festival: Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru)
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Awarded the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, director Kore-eda Hirokazu returns to the big screen with another family in Like Father, Like Son, a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born. Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not ‘their’ son - the hospital gave them the wrong baby.