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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on Aug, 28 · in Reviews

Preview – JAPAN CUTS 2018, July 19-29

Japan Society announces the full lineup of the 12th annual JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film. Described by The New York Times as “meticulously curated” and “an annual highlight of New York’s film calendar,” […]

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on Jun, 23 · in News

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

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