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Films By Hirokazu Kore-eda

AFTER LIFE (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 … Read more

AFTER LIFE (Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 1998)
Hirokazu Kore-eda has two previous MIFF hits under his belt and once again proves his irrepressible talent. After Life is set in a purgatory or limbo which looks an awful lot like an old brick school… Read more

AIR DOLL (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2009)
'I found myself with a heart I was not supposed to have.'- Nozomi, the inflatable doll ... The subject of a MIFF spotlight in 2007, filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (Still Walking, MIFF 09; Nobody Knows) r… Read more

DISTANCE (Hirokazu Kore-eda, )
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 p… Read more

HANA (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2006)
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 decided… Read more

I WISH (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011)
“A witty, involving, upbeat story about kids and the miracle of life... delightful and uplifting.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Eleven-year-old Koichi and nine-year-old Ryunosuke are as close as brot… Read more

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013)
"A piercing, tender poem about the bittersweet ebb and flow of paternal love." - The Telegraph ... Ryota is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori, and six-… Read more

MABOROSI (Hirokazu Kore-eda, )
“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 mourni… Read more

MABOROSI (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995)
... ... The fundamental and universal human experience of mourning and regeneration is rendered with quietly gathered power in this wonderful film about a young woman who believes that she brings dea… Read more

NOBODY KNOWS (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004)
“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… Read more

STILL WALKING (G) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008)
“This sublimely poignant character study will likely rank alongside Ozu's classics… one of the best Japanese family dramas ever put on film.” - Time Out ... The Yokoyama family reunites to… Read more

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