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Hirokazu Koreeda

“I wanted to create a big lie, meaning the opposite of the documentary-style, naturalist, contemporary films I've been doing.... So far I've tried to use naturalism to search for reality, but now I will try total fiction to search for that reality. ”

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    FLOWERS OF TAIPEI: TAIWAN NEW CINEMA

    Chinlin Hsieh Taiwan, 2014

    Featuring interviews with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Bing, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Jia Zhangke, this documentary portrait provides a thorough perspective on the landmark New Taiwanese Cinema. An essential document of one of 20th century cinema’s most significant chapters.

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    I WISH

    Hirokazu Koreeda Japan, 2011

    Hirokazu Koreeda’s touching family drama is rocked gently by the ebbs and flows of a family’s unstable dynamic. Sometimes tragic, always moving, I Wish has empathy for both sides of the story, recognizing the inherent challenges of the nuclear family unit. And has anyone directed children better?

    THE THIRD MURDER

    Hirokazu Koreeda Japan, 2017

    Before winning the Palm D’Or with Shoplifters, Hirokazu Koreeda directed this crime thriller filled with nuance and complexity. Defying genre conventions, its whodunit aspect quickly makes room for a deeper exploration of truth, memory and the power of stories that we tell ourselves and others.

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