Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu is one of the leading figures in global cinema. His first fiction feature (after several interesting documentaries) won awards at Venice and his 2018 film Shoplifters won best picture at Cannes. All of his films will be covered on the blog.
In 2019 Kore-eda was the subject of various short seasons in UK cinemas celebrating his early films. Here is a piece written for a season of his first five fiction films that played at HOME in Manchester.
Here are notes from a 2018 Day School on Kore-eda:
Here’s a full list of his output of theatrical fiction films which will all eventually be covered by blog posts:
1998 After Life
2004 Nobody Knows
2008 Still Walking
2009 Air Doll
2011 I Wish
2013 Like Father, Like Son (2nd view)
2015 Our Little Sister
2016 After the Storm
2017 The Third Murder
2019 The Truth