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Hirokazu Kore-eda

Celebrating the master of contemporary Japanese cinema and his diverse, beautiful and human stories.

In 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Cannes Palme d’Or for Shoplifters, capping a quarter-century career in feature filmmaking that has made him the most critically acclaimed and among the most widely distributed of contemporary Japanese live-action directors.

In the last decade, Kore-eda’s cinema has gone from strength to strength. With his films now virtually guaranteed critical acclaim, commercial success and international attention, he’s been able to direct more frequently. He continues to explore fresh territory, as in courtroom drama The Third Murder, but his central subject remains the Japanese family. In this, Kore-eda seems ever more the heir to Ozu, and increasingly he works, like Ozu, with a company of regular actors – most notably the late Kirin Kiki – who enact variations on a set of key themes, helping to imbue his work with a specific and personal flavour. 

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Shoplifters
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Shoplifters

Drama2018121 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda's modern masterpiece is dark yet touching account of an unorthodox family that relies on shoplifting to make ends meet.

I Wish
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I Wish

Drama2011128 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Kore-eda’s gentle, upbeat film about two brothers living in different cities following their parents' separation.

After the Storm
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After the Storm

Drama2016118 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

As typhoons buffet Tokyo, Hirokazu Kore-eda examines a broken family and the father’s dogged attempts to glue it back together.

The Third Murder
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The Third Murder

Crime2017125 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

A clear-cut murder case is revealed to be much more layered than it first appears, in this gripping and intelligent crime drama from Palme d'Or-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Like Father, Like Son
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Like Father, Like Son

Drama2013121 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

A touching and acutely observed story of two boys switched at birth having to readjust to their natural parents, from Japan’s modern maestro Hirokazu Kore-eda.