Hirokazu Kore-eda: Reprise Screenings

May 2–18, 2019

Missed a screening in our In Focus series devoted to Kore-eda, or want to revisit a favorite film? Here’s a second chance to explore the acclaimed Japanese director’s work.

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  • Shoplifters

  • The Third Murder

  • Like Father, Like Son

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Upcoming Films

  • Maborosi

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 1995
    • Thursday, May 2 7 PM

    A young widow comes to terms with her husband’s sudden suicide in Kore-eda’s debut, an examination of mourning and regeneration. “Draws the viewer into its spiritual mood with one breathtaking shot after another” (New York Times).

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  • Shoplifters

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2018
    • Saturday, May 4 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, May 19 5 PM

    A family of shoplifters and cast-offs float along the margins of Japan in Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner. “A perfect story about being human” (New York Times).

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  • After Life

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 1999

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    • Sunday, May 5 7 PM

    Welcome to the afterlife, where a busy production crew of angels films the favorite memories of the recently deceased. Kore-eda called this work entwining documentary and reality “a film about memory, and also a film about what it means to make films.”

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  • Still Walking

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2008

    Imported 35mm Print

    • Thursday, May 9 7 PM

    A family reunites for the anniversary of a son’s tragic death in Kore-eda’s deceptively unadorned examination of grown children and growing-older parents. This Ozuesque film shows “a sage-like understanding of what makes modern families tick” (Time Out).

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  • Like Father, Like Son

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2013
    • Saturday, May 11 7:30 PM

    The discovery that two boys were switched at birth leads to a meeting between two very different families in Kore-eda’s heart-rending yet surprisingly comic look at the nature-vs.-nurture debate and what it means to be a father.

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  • Our Little Sister

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2015
    • Sunday, May 12 7 PM

    Three sisters grieving their father’s death decide to “adopt” a teenage half-sister in Kore-eda’s captivating exploration of sibling ties, female relationships, and the passing of time. “Channels the Japanese master Ozu” (Sight & Sound).

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  • The Third Murder

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2017
    • Saturday, May 18 7 PM

    The incomparable Koji Yakusho plays a man who confesses to a murder but may be hiding a more complicated truth. “Kore-eda has a quietly seductive way of finding the sublime in the mundane” (Wall Street Journal).

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