Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2017
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Nomination Detail

Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of Japan’s most highly regarded auteurs, a writer/director who also wrote for most his directorial works. His directorial debut Maborosi (1995) won the 52nd Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Osella Prize. Subsequently, he continued to receive international acclaim and accolades for After Life (1999), Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), Hana (2006), Still Walking (2008) and Air Doll (2009), which premiered in Un Certain Regard at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. His I Wish (2011) won San Sebastian International Film Festival’s Best Screenplay Award and was also nominated for Best Children’s Feature Film at APSA in 2012. Like Father, Like Son (2013) competed at Cannes for the Palme d’Or and was awarded the Jury Prize. The film also received two APSA nominations for Best Feature Film and Achievement in Directing. The Third Murder saw Kore-eda’s second nomination for Achievement in Directing at APSA.


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