Director
Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Filmography
(selected)
1995 Maborosi
1998 Wandarfuru raifu/ Afterlife
2001 Distance
2004 Daremo shiranai/ Nobody Knows
2006 Hana yorimo naho/ Hana
2008 Αruitemo, Aruitemo/ Still Walking
2009 Air Doll
2013 Soshite chichi ni naru/ Like Father, Like Son
2015 Umimachi Diary/ Our Little Sister

Biography
​He was born in Tokyo in 1962 and graduated from Waseda University in 1987. He soon joined TV Man Union, directing several prize-winning documentaries. His first feature film, Maborosi, won the Osella d’Oro at the Venice IFF in 1995. His second feature, Afterlife, distributed in over 30 countries, brought him international acclaim. His third film, Distance, was selected to screen in Competition at the Cannes IFF 2001 and his fourth film, Nobody Knows, received the Best Actor Award (Yagira Yuuya) at the Cannes IFF 2004. In 2008, Still Walking had its international premiere in Toronto, and won the Best Director Award at the Asian Film Awards and the Golden Astor Prize at the Mar del Plata IFF. In 2004, the Thessaloniki IFF’s “New Horizons” segment presented a retrospective of his work.

Special Screenings

Our Little Sister / Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Three sisters – Sachi, Yoshino and Chika – live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father – absent from the family home for the past 15 years – dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings...


Director:Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Script:Hirokazu Kore-Eda, based on the manga by Akimi Yoshida
Cinematography:Takimoto Mikiya
Editing:Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Sound:Tsurumaki Yutaka
Music:Kanno Yoko
With:Ayase Haruka (Sachi), Nagasawa Masami (Yoshino), Kacho (Chika), Hirose Suzu (Suzu)
World Sales:Wild Bunch, France T.+33 1 4313 2160 acquisitions@wildbunch.eu www.wildbunch.biz
Distribution in Greece:Feelgood Entertainment T. +30 211 996 7000 www.feelgoodentertainment.gr
Production Design:Mitsumatsu Keiko
Producer:Matsuzaki Kaoru, Taguchi Hijiri
Production:Fuji Television Network, Japan Τ.+81 3 5500 8294 watanabh@gaga.co.jp
Production Country:Japan
Format:DCP Color
Duration:128'
Production Year:2015
Awards:
Audience Award – San Sebastián IFF 2015, Spain
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 20:30 | ID:616
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 20:00 | ID:956
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