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Hirokazu Kore-eda

Set in a purgatory limbo that looks an awful lot like an old brick school on a perfect autumn day. Guides assist the newly dead in selecting their most treasured memory, the one they will take with them to eternity. While some people have no trouble choosing, others agonise over the decision. A ... Read more
A massacre initiated by the followers of an apocalyptic religious sect has left more than 100 people dead - including the self-appointed executioners slain by fellow cult members. Three years have passed… On the anniversary of the slaughter, four friends who lost loved ones in the tragedy ... Read more
A gentle samurai on a mission to take revenge on his father's death. To kill or not to kill - that is the question. Hirokazu Kore-eda's most recent release - and his first period film - is a decidedly unconventional samurai film. It follows an inept warrior, unable to avenge his father's killing ... Read more
“I will be pleased if the audience realises that this film is a document of the ‘light and shadow' which flicker inside a woman.” - Hirokazu Kore-eda The fundamental human experience of mourning and regeneration is rendered with quietly gathered power in this story about a young woman who ... Read more
“Calling [this] an ‘issue' film ignores the fact that movies concerned with the fragile reality of childhood are as precious as one-pound pearls.” - Village Voice Based on a true story, Nobody Knows sees four children relying on their wits and premature wisdom while fending for themselves in ... Read more
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