After My Homecoming (Japan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda directs the first episode, After My Homecoming, of an eight-part Japanese television series, Kasumi Arimura’s Filming Break (2020). Working for the first time with a script not penned by himself, […]

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on Oct, 23 · in Reviews

Still Walking (Japan, 2008)

With its studied focus on strained familial ties and generational differences, Hirozaku Kore-eda’s home drama Still Walking has been compared to the films of Yasujiro Ozu. Its simple premise even serves as a contemporary reworking […]

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on Aug, 09 · in Reviews

After Life (Japan, 1998)

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s reflective fantasy After Life imagines a space between Earth and Heaven, where the recently deceased are taken once natural causes or physical misfortune have brought an end to their mortal existence. On arrival, […]

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on Aug, 02 · in Reviews

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