A composition similar to Ozu, in “Still Walking.”
Most family dramas contain too much drama. In most families, the past and present don’t meet and find resolution during a 24-hour period, no matter how many American films you’ve seen about Thanksgiving. Painful family issues are more likely to stay beneath the surface, known to everyone but not spoken of. “Still Walking,” a magnificent new film from Japan, is very wise about that, and very true.