The Japanese film “Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi ni Naru)” directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, received the Prix du Jury at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday.

It is the first Japanese film to receive an award in the competition division since Naomi Kawase’s “The Mourning Forest,” which won the Grand Prix in 2007. Kawase served as a member of this year’s jury, which was headed by U.S. director Steven Spielberg, becoming the first Japanese in 17 years to join the jury.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.