Hirokazu KORE-EDA

9 Films in collection

Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和, Koreeda Hirokazu, born 6 June 1962) is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He began his career in television and has since directed more than a dozen feature films, including «Maborosi No Hikari (1995), «Nobody Knows» (2004), «Still Walking» (2008), and «After the Storm» (2016). He won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for «Like Father, Like Son» and the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters. The most important films of Kore-eda-san were edited on DVD by trigon-film.


1991: However Doc
Shikashi… – Fukushi kirisute no jidainni (しかし… 福祉切り捨ての時代に)
1991: Lessons from a Calf
Mō hitotsu no kyōiku (もう一つの教育)
1992  I just wanted to be Japanese
1993  Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang
1994: August Without Him
Kare no inai hachigatsu ga (彼のいない八月が)
1995: Maboroshi – Das Licht der Illusion
(幻の光 Maboroshi no hikari)
1996: Kioku ga ushinawareta toki (記憶が失われた時)
1998: After Life – Nach dem Leben
(ワンダフルライフ Wandafuru Raifu)
2001: Distance
2004: Nobody Knows
(誰も知らない Dare mo shiranai)
2006: Hana
(花よりもなほ Hana yori mo naho)
2008: Still Walking
(歩いても 歩いても Aruite mo aruite mo)
2008: Daijōbu de aru yō ni – Cocco owaranai tabi (大丈夫であるように -Cocco 終らない旅‐)   
2009: Air Doll
(空気人形 Kūki ningyō)
2011: I Wish
(奇跡 Kiseki)
2013: Like Father, Like Son
(そして父になる Soshite chichi ni naru)
2015: Unsere kleine Schwester
(海街 diary Umimachi Diary)
2016: After the Storm
(海よりもまだ深く Umi yori mo Mada Fukaku)
2017: The Third Murder
(三度目の殺人 Sandome no Satsujin)
2018: Shoplifters
(万引き家族 Manbiki kazoku)
2019: La Vérité – Leben und lügen lassen
2022: Broker
(브로커 Beurokeo)
2023: Monster
(怪物 Kaibutsu)

Our Little Sister - Umimachi Diary (Flyer)

Our Little Sister - Umimachi Diary (2015)

After his very touching Like Father, Like Son, Hirokazu Kore-eda tells once again the story of a complex family: The three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in Kamakura. They travel to the funeral of their father, who left the family 15 years ago, and meet their 13-year-old half-sister Suzu. With great sensitivity for each of the sisters, Kore-eda looks at family ties. More

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Like Father, Like Son (Flyer)

Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of "Nobody Knows", "Still Walking" and "I Wish", returns to the big screen with another family - a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born... Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. More

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Air Doll - Kûki ningyô (Flyer)

Air Doll - Kûki ningyô (2009)

A story of love and frailty, Air Doll takes the essence of what it means to be human and distills it down to its purest form in this bittersweet love story that smoothly intertwines fantasy and reality. In a shabby, rundown apartment in an old part of Tokyo, a bright beacon of purity shines into being one day. Silent and motionless, the air doll that belongs to quiet and retiring middle-aged Hideo (Itsuji Itao) has never been anything out of the ordinary. More

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Still Walking - Aruitemo, aruitemo (Flyer)

Still Walking - Aruitemo, aruitemo (2008)

Japanese film director Hirokazu Kore-eda will compete in San Sebastián for the third time, following Wandarfuru raifu (After Life, 1998) and Hana yori mo naho (Hana, 2006). A family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. More

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Hana Yori mo Naho (Flyer)

Hana Yori mo Naho (2006)

The time is 1702. A young samurai, Aoki Sozaemon (Okada Junichi) has left his countryside hometown, and is now living in Edo (now Tokyo), in search of Kanazawa Jubei (Asano Tadanobu), the man who killed his father. He is living in a dilapidated tenement house, in the poor quarters of the city of Edo. His neighbors in the so-called "row houses" are all good, solid folk who can never even hope to rise out of the squalor of their surroundings. More

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Nobody Knows - Dare mo shiranai (Flyer)

Nobody Knows - Dare mo shiranai (2004)

Four siblings live happily with their mother in a small apartment in Tokyo. The children all have different fathers and have never been to school. The very existence of three of them has been hidden from the landlord. One day, the mother leaves behind a little money and a note, charging her oldest boy to look after the others. And so begins the children's odyssey, a journey nobody knows. Though engulfed by the cruel fate of abandonment, the four children do their best to survive in their own little world, devising and following their own set of rules. More

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Distance (Flyer)

Distance (2001)

A massacre initiated by the followers of an apocalyptic religious sect, the Ark of Truth, leaves more than a hundred people dead ¿ including the self-appointed executioners, slain by fellow cult members. Three years pass. On the anniversary of the slaughter, four friends who lost loved ones in the tragedy seek solace by journeying to the secluded lake where it all began. They encounter a man who was with the executioners until the very moment the killing began, and their pilgrimage takes a strange, unexpected turn. More

After Life - Wandafuru Raifu (Flyer)
Maboroshi no hikari (Flyer)

Maboroshi no hikari (1995)

Yumiko is a young woman from Osako, whose life is defined by the death of her loved ones. She lost her grandmother at the age of twelve, and her husband Ikuo, who is the reincarnation of her grandmother to her, commits suicide some months after the birth of their child. Once more Yumiko loses a person she had really loved. Five years later she marries Tamio, a man who lives by the sea together with his eight-year-old daughter from his first marriage. Her pain has ceased until the day she returns to her place of birth and gets caught up by her memories. More

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