Director Hirokazu Kore-eda: a master of humanism

Film May 20, 2018

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda: a master of humanism

Hirokazu Kore-eda — who won the top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday — is Japan's answer to Ken Loach, a director whose stories about struggling ordinary people never fail to touch. His gentle slices of ordinary life have been praised for their humanism, ...

'The Third Murder' wins big at Japan's film awards

Film Mar 5, 2018

'The Third Murder' wins big at Japan's film awards

by Max Burt

The 41st Japan Academy Prizes took place March 2 and legal thriller "The Third Murder" won big, including the awards for picture of the year and best direction for Hirokazu Kore-eda. The award for best animation went to Masaki Yuaasa's "Night is Short, Walk on ...