The great names in cinema
| 121 minutes | 2018
Through his portrait of a Japanese family trying to survive poverty through petty scams, the filmmaker behind Like Father, Like Son continues his examination of filial bonds. Adopting a tragicomic tone, Kore-eda takes a sensitive, lighthearted look at a family-by-choice. What is the true definition of a clan? With its pared-down camera work that prefers details and subtleties to grand statements and an absolutely adorable group of actors, Shoplifters is heartwarming right up until its astounding, wrenching final frames.
Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival
Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his own experiences while filming August Without Him (1994), won jury prizes at Venice and Chicago. The main themes of his oeuvre include memory, loss, death and the intersection of documentary and fictive narratives.
In the magical Toshino Mountains of Japan, the filmmaker of Still the Water brings together Jeanne, a French author, and Tomo, a local forest ranger. They...
JAPAN | 121 minutes | 2018
Quarrelling, making up, little stabs in the back, and boozy despair – as always, Hong Sang-Soo feels right at home here. In his latest opus Grass, he...
SOUTH KOREA | 121 minutes | 2018
A dog-groomer living in a ratty Neapolitan suburb who sells a little coke on the side to make ends meet sees his world turn upside-down when a childhood...
ITALY | 121 minutes | 2018
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