Retrospective Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Year: 2017
Duration: 125′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama


Shigemori, a well – known attorney ,upholds Misumi, accused of robbery with homicide and which already served sentence in prison because of another murder 30 years earlier. It is less probable that Shigemori will win the case because his client affirms being guilty. This might signify penalty death for Misumi. By the time Shigemori listens to the testimonies declarations and Misumi’s family, he starts to doubt about his client’s culpability.

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

2017, Festival de Cine de San Sebastián (Sección Oficial).
2017, Festival de Cine de Venecia (Sección Oficial).


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