Retrospective Kore-Eda

Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Year: 2011
Duration: 127′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama


Koichi is a 12 year old child which will need a miracle to achieve an obsessive dream and make real. His younger brother lives far away and he wants to become a family again. His parents a divorced and Koichi lives with his mother and grandparents in Kagoshima, while his father and brother are in Fukuoka. The two brothers have a plan, where members of the family and friends will be involved, in order to make the miracle come alive.

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

2011, Festival de San Sebastián (Premio del jurado al mejor guion) (Premio SIGNIS).


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