Family portraits by Hirokazu Kore-eda lands on RaiPlay from 28 January: it is a collection dedicated to the master of contemporary Japanese cinema.
From 28 January RaiPlay proposes Family portraitsa unique collection of the great international hits of Hirokazu Kore-edaJapanese director and screenwriter whose unmistakable, delicate and intimate style has made him a cult author of world cinema.
His films, which tell emotional and family relationships with an empathetic gaze, have won numerous awards in Europe and Asia. The review includes four titles: “A Family Affair”, awarded with the Palme d’Or at Cannes, “Little Sister”, highly acclaimed at home, “Father and Son”, Jury Prize at Cannes, and “The truths” , a work in which the great Japanese filmmaker immerses himself in a French family drama orchestrated around the timeless charm of Catherine Deneuve.
After graduating from Waseda University in 1987, the director worked as a television documentary maker for TV Man Union. Among his documentaries, Shikashi (1991) on the case reporting the suicide of a government official, Eiga ga jidai wo utsusutoki – Hou Hsiao-hsien to Edward Yang (1993) on Taiwanese directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang, Kare no inai hachigatsu ga (1994), video diary of an AIDS patient.
Hirokazu Koreeda’s feature film debut, Maborosi (1995), based on a novel by Teru Miyamoto, was presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Osella for best director. But it is the following film, After life, that guarantees him international fame.
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