Venice Film Festival To Open With Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’

Venice Film Festival To Open With Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’ The Venice Film Festival has set Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth (La Verite) as its opening night screening. This is the first film the Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters director has made abroad and boasts ...

‘Oh Mercy!’ Review: Leá Seydoux Is Totally Wasted in Arnaud Desplechin’s Flat Procedural

‘Oh Mercy!’ Review: Leá Seydoux Is Totally Wasted in Arnaud Desplechin’s Flat Procedural A ponderous true-crime procedural about a murder in France’s poorest commune, Arnaud Desplechin’s mostly lifeless but peripherally compelling “Oh Mercy!” finds the “My Golden Years” auteur returning ...

Art-House Circuit Offers Alternate Route Into China for U.S. Films

Art-House Circuit Offers Alternate Route Into China for U.S. Films Despite some censorship of its gay content, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has broken the box office record in China for a film imported by the country’s small but growing National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas. ...

‘Shoplifters’ Director Hirokazu Kore-eda Joins Establishment With Japan Academy Awards

‘Shoplifters’ Director Hirokazu Kore-eda Joins Establishment With Japan Academy Awards Once considered as a Japanese industry outsider, Hirokazu Kore-eda has thoroughly conquered that insider bastion, the Japan Academy Prizes, scooping eight trophies for his dark family drama ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #2. The Truth – Hirokazu Kore-eda

The Truth Fresh off his 2018 Palme d’Or winning Shoplifters (review), prolific Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda continues his perennial output with his latest project, The Truth, which is headlined ...

How Hirokazu Kore-eda Made Two of 2018’s Best Films With ‘Shoplifters’ and ‘The Third Murder’

How Hirokazu Kore-eda Made Two of 2018’s Best Films With ‘Shoplifters’ and ‘The Third Murder’ Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2018 legal drama The Third Murder is shot mostly through panes of prison glass. In tackling the weighty subject of Japan’s death penalty, the director imbues his meditative mystery ...

Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Masterpiece ‘Shoplifters’ Is the Culmination of His Career

Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Masterpiece ‘Shoplifters’ Is the Culmination of His Career When Cate Blanchett handed Kore-eda Hirokazu the Palme d’Or at Cannes in May, the “Shoplifters” director froze in place for a moment, as though paralyzed by the weight of the world’s most prestigious ...

How Palme d’Or Winner ‘Shoplifters’ Made ‘The Invisible People’ Visible

A version of this story about “Shoplifters” first appeared in the Foreign Language issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. On his seventh trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Japanese auteur Hirokazu ...

Kore-eda Thriller ‘The Third Murder’ Lands Blu-Ray Release In November

The Third Murder, the latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Kore-eda (Our Little Sister, After The Storm), hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 13. The thriller centers on Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama), a ...

Tiffcom: Hot Japanese Titles at the Tokyo Film Market

The Tiffcom market, a sales event adjacent to the Tokyo International Film Festival, always includes the latest film launches from Japan. This year the selection is especially varied and rich. ...

‘Shoplifters’ First Trailer: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Heartbreaking Palme d’Or Winner Readies For Oscar Contention

‘Shoplifters’ First Trailer: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Heartbreaking Palme d’Or Winner Readies For Oscar Contention Beloved Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda recently turned his attentions and talents to the more pulpy courtroom drama “The Third Murder,” but he’s back in traditional form — that is, family-focused ...

Japanese Auteur Sion Sono to Direct Netflix Series

Japanese Auteur Sion Sono to Direct Netflix Series Japanese cult director Sion Sono is to direct a series for Netflix, due for worldwide distribution next year. Titled Ai-naki Mori de Sakebe, which translates as "Shout in the Loveless Forest," it is ...

Kore-eda honoured by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-09-24 09:04:30

Hirokazu Kore-eda raises his Donostia Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival/Pablo Gomez Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda yesterday the first Asian filmmaker to be honoured with a Donostia ...

Hirokazu Kore-eda on ‘Shoplifters’ Polemics, Shooting in France

Hirokazu Kore-eda on ‘Shoplifters’ Polemics, Shooting in France When Hirokazu Kore-eda returned to the San Sebastian International Film Festival to accept his Donostia Award on September 23rd, it marked a fitting bit of symmetry for a story that began twenty years ...

China box office: local mega-hit 'Hello Mr Billionaire' holds off new releases

China box office: local mega-hit 'Hello Mr Billionaire' holds off new releases The comedy has a 10-day total of $288.2m. Hello Mr Billionaire stayed top in the week of Jul 30-Aug 5, followed by Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, as the crop of new releases didn’t light up ...

Film Review: The Third Murder (2017) by Hirokazu Koreeda

Hirokazu Koreeda’s effort to stray away from the various versions of the family drama, was, once again, crowned with success, winning most of the major awards from the Japanese Academy along with ones ...

‘The Third Murder’ Isn’t Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Finest Work But Is A Damn Good Thriller Nonetheless [Review]

The greatest of Japanese filmmakers have a chameleonic quality. Although these directors—Akira Kurosawa, for example—build their reputation around one genre, they export their thematic preoccupations ...

Palme d'Or Winner 'Shoplifters' Gets China Release Date

Palme d'Or Winner 'Shoplifters' Gets China Release Date Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) is set for an Aug. 3 release in China, with Huayi Brothers distributing in cooperation with Road Pictures, which picked up rights for the film after ...

The Arthouse Meets the Grindhouse at the New York Asian Film Festival

Little ForestThe New York Asian Film Festival, now in its 17th year, has become the premiere showcase for East and Southeast Asian cinema in North America. From a modest selection of a mere eleven ...

Film Review: Shoplifters (2018) by Hirokazu Koreeda

After a brief “stray” with “The Third Murder,” Hirokazu Koreeda returns to what he knows best, the family drama, with “Shoplifters,” one of his best works of the latest years, which netted him the ...

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