Ten Years Japan (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Ten Years Japan is the latest addition to the ‘Ten Years’ project which kicked off with Ten Years Hong Kong in 2015 and was followed by Ten Years Thailand in 2018. The premise of the […]

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Shoplifters (Japan, 2018)

About halfway through Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes winner, Shoplifters, a simple question is met by an unexpectedly harrowing answer. The middle-aged, unemployed Osamu (Lily Franky) asks his daughter Aki (Mayu Matsuoka) what she thinks keeps […]

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The Third Murder (Japan, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Hirokazu Kore-eda recently won the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film, Shoplifters, receiving mainstream media attention from many outlets for the first time. Those familiar with Kore-eda’s catalog already […]

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on Jun, 28 · in Reviews

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