Retrospective Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Year: 2004
Duration: 127′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama


Four kids live with their mother in an apartment in Tokyo. Suddenly, one day their mother leaves a note and some money on the table. She asks the eldest to get in charge of the little ones. A new life starts for them, only having each other and not knowing what to do. Nobody knows about it. The four of them, will try to find some balance in their lives, but when getting out to society, they will fear it and all this balance will end up failing.

Director’s Biography

Hirokazu Kore-Eda was born in 1962 in Tokyo. After getting a degree in Literature at the University of Waseda, he started working at the TV Man Union; an important television producder, where he directed many documentaries which obtained international awards. His first feature film, “Maboroshi no hikari”, won the Golden Osella Award in the Venecian Festival, 1995. His second film, “ Wandafuru raifu” (After Life, 1999), was released in more than 30 countries. His third film, “Distance”, was selected for the Cannes Festival, 2001. In 2006 he wrote and directed “Hana”, his first period film, in which it explores de world of the samurais and rematch in the Edo period. In 2008, Hirokazu directed his first documentary in the form of feature film, “Daijobu de aruyo ni : Cocco owaranai tabi”, in which Hirokazu keeps track of Cocco, a singer in his tour.

Festivals and Awards

2004: Cannes: Mejor actor (Yûya Yagira). Nominada a la Palma de Oro (mejor película)
2004: Festival de Valladolid – Seminci: Nominada a la Espiga de Oro (mejor película)
2004: Blue Ribbon Awards: Mejor película, mejor director
2005: Guldbagge Awards: Nominada al mejor film extranjero


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