The Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda

Over June and July, Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda celebrates the beautiful, human stories of a master of contemporary Japanese cinema.

Nobody Knows

Inspired by a true story from the 1980s, Kore-eda’s drama follows four young children left to fend for themselves in a Tokyo apartment.
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Still Walking

Family tensions unfold over the course of a summer’s day as the Yokoyama family gathers to commemorate their dead son, in Kore-eda’s brilliantly moving family drama.
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After Life

If you had to choose the single best memory of your life, what would it be? In Kore-eda’s critically acclaimed second feature, a group of people who have recently died find themselves in limbo, where they have a week to pick their best memory.
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I Wish

Two brothers, who live in different cities as a result of their parents’ divorce, dream of living together as a happy family and think they’ve found a way to make their dream come true.
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Like Father, Like Son

What would you do if your child was switched at birth? Which child would you choose: your biological son or the one you’ve raised for 6 years?
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Our Little Sister

Adapted from Yoshida Akimi’s best-selling graphic novel Umimachi Diary, Kore-eda’s drama tells the story of three sisters living together in a large house in the city of Kamakura.
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After the Storm

Kore-eda takes a darker more acerbic look with his keen eye for family drama in this story of a wayward father struggling to make ends meet.
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The Third Murder

Shifting gear completely, Kore-eda moves out of the family and into the courtroom in this multi-layered tale of murder and deceit.
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Hirokazu Kore-eda directs a compassionate and humanistic portrait of a ragtag family, in his Palme d'Or-winning drama of life on the fringes of Japanese society.
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