Kore-eda Hirokazu

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.

Early films from Kore-eda: Notes

Kore-eda with Ken Loach, one of the directors he admires

Here are notes from a 2018 Day School on Kore-eda:

Kore-eda Event Notes

Here’s a full list of his output of theatrical fiction films which will all eventually be covered by blog posts:

1995 Maborosi

1998 After Life

2001 Distance

Kore-eda Hirokazu poses with Kimura Hiei (L), Shimizu Momo (2R), and Yagira Yuuya (R)  May 2004, at the 57th Cannes Film Festival (Photo credit: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images). Yagira Yuya won the Cannes Best Actor prize for Nobody Knows

2004 Nobody Knows

2006 Hana

2008 Still Walking

2009 Air Doll

2011 I Wish

2013 Like Father, Like Son

2013 Like Father, Like Son (2nd view)

2015 Our Little Sister

2016 After the Storm

2017 The Third Murder

2018 Shoplifters

2019 The Truth