After graduating from Waseda University in 1987, Tokyo-born Kore-eda Hirokazu joined TV Man Union where he directed several prize-winning documentaries. In 1995, his directorial debut Maborosi won the 52nd Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Osella Prize. In 1999, he received international acclaim for After Life, followed by Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), Hana (2006), Still Walking (2008) and Air Doll (2009), which received its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival. In 2011, Kore-eda won the Best Screenplay Award at the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival with I Wish, which was also nominated for the 2012 APSA Best Children’s Feature Film. Like Father, Like Son (2013) competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize and a commendation from the Ecumenical Jury. The Third Murder is nominated for three APSAs.

Films

The Third Murder
2017

The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin)

Japan
2017

The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin)

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning…

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I Wish
2012

I Wish (Kiseki)

Japan
2012

I Wish (Kiseki)

Sixth-grader Koichi lives with his unemployed mother and grandparents. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father Kenji, an unsuccessful musician. A new train line…

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Like Father, Like Son
2013

Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru)

Japan
2013

Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru)

Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life. Then one day, he…

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