In Focus: Hirokazu Kore-eda

March 13–April 24, 2019

This lecture/screening series is a chance to explore the stylistically restrained yet psychologically probing work of one of the most acclaimed directors working today.

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  • Shoplifters

  • Our Little Sister

  • After Life

  • The Third Murder

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
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Upcoming Films

  • Maborosi

    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 1995
    • Wednesday, April 24 3:10 PM
    Lecture by Marilyn Fabe

    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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Past Films

  • Shoplifters

    • Wednesday, April 17 3:10 PM
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2018

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    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).

    Lecture by Marilyn Fabe

  • The Third Murder

    • Wednesday, April 10 3:10 PM
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2017

    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).

    Lecture by Marilyn Fabe

  • Our Little Sister

    • Wednesday, April 3 3:10 PM
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2015

    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).

    Lecture by Marilyn Fabe

  • Like Father, Like Son

    • Wednesday, March 27 3:10 PM
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2013

    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.

    Lecture by Marilyn Fabe

  • Still Walking

    • Wednesday, March 20 3:10 PM
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 2008

    Imported 35mm Print

    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).

    Lecture by Marilyn Fabe

  • After Life

    • Wednesday, March 13 3:10 PM
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Japan, 1999

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    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.”

    Lecture by Marilyn Fabe