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Family Matters: A Hirokazu Kore-eda Double Feature

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Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who we are highlighting in a double feature in anticipation of his new film The Shoplifters, which debuts at the Cannes Film Festival this May, specializes in warm, observant character dramas suffuse with compassion and warmth.

Like Father, Like Son

Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan, 2013


Our next film by the gentle master Kore-eda continues the theme of the importance of family: two boys switched at birth end up with entirely different upbringings. This clever story allows Kore-eda to stage a clash in class, in wealth, and in philosophy with his signature warmth and compassion.

Still Walking

Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan, 2008


Hirokazu Kore-eda specializes in warm, observant character pieces, and there’s no better place to start than this acclaimed, beautiful 21st century update of Ozu’s family dramas. Still Walking is a highly personal work from this great dramatist of the family experience and the ties that bind us.

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