Like Father, Like Son

Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki
Film director: 
Hirokazu Koreeda
Event date: 
Tue, 12/11/2013

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

Richard Webb, Katie Featherstone, Ian Frayling, Dikaios Sakellariou and Karen Henwood explored the themes of nature vs nurture; kinship, family and inheritance; DNA testing; Japanese culture; and fatherhood.

Sponsored by the Wales Gene Park.

Articles on this film:

What and who is ‘family’?

Importantly, ‘generation’ and ‘family’ is something that is achieved through the everyday work of practical kinship. While the biological facts of generations are, to a certain extent, given, the realisation of generations and family in everyday life is something that we all achieve through our everyday practical interactional work with others.