Four siblings live happily with their mother in a small apartment in Tokyo. In fact, 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. –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 TV Man Union. Sneaked off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maboroshi no hikari (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his own experiences whilst filming August Without Him (1994), won jury prizes at Venice and Chicago. The main themes of his oeuvre include memory and loss, death and loss, and the intersection of documentary and fictional narratives. —IMDb
A talk with the Japanese director about his film Still Walking.
"What's remarkable about Still Walking, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's seventh feature film and one every bit as sensitive as his
C’est dans l’adversité que l’enfance se révèle, souligne la délicatesse de la mise en scène de Hirokazu Kore-eda. Dans ce drame qu’une tension aigüe traverse du début à la fin, Hirokazu Kore-eda offre… read review
The film opens with a mother and son moving into a small apartment with big bags of luggage. Once the land lords leave them to unpack, small children emerge from the suitcases… read review
Nobody Knows is one of the most beautiful and lyrical works I’ve seen, yet so tragic. It’s loosely based on an actual incident that took place in 1980s Japan known as “The Affair of the Four Abandoned… read review