AIR DOLL

Japan

Retrospective Kore-Eda

Director: Hirokazu kore-eda
Year: 2009
Duration: 125′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama

Synopsis

This film is based on a manga series called “Kuuki Ningyo”. It is about an inflatable doll, which falls in love and which can gain awareness. As the director itself says; this film is about solitude in the urban life and what does it mean to be human.

Director’s Biography

Kore-eda Hirokazu is a filmmaker whose films explore topics like memory, death and loss. He usually says that he would like to be novelist, but after graduated from the University of Waseda he worked as director assistant in several documentaries for TV Man Union and he was seduced by the possibilities that cinema offered him. In 1991, he directed his first film, “Lessons from a Calf”, and since then, Hirokazu Kore-eda has directed more than a dozen of feature films, included “Nobody Knows” (2004), “Still Walking” (2008) and “After the Storm” (2016). He won the jury award in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 for “Like Father, Like Son” and then he won the Golden Palm in the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 for the film “Shoplifters”. Kore-eda has also been the producer of several films of other filmmakers as Miwa Nishikawa and Yusuke Iseya.

Festivals and Awards

2009, 19th Japan Film Professional Awards. (Ganadora Mejor actriz: Bae Doona).
2009, Festival de Cannes ( Sección Un Certain Regard).


SCREENING

Thursday 15th Dec

20:00h

CINEMES GIRONA