Hirokazu Kore-eda's reverberant drama is a characteristically low-key treatment of familial bonds, expectations and responsibilities.
TOKYO — "The Kirishima Thing," a drama about the fall-out when a star high-school volleyball player inexplicably quits the team, won the film prize at the 36th awards from the Japan Academy in Tokyo…
Returning to the worlds of family and childhood in a far sunnier vein than he did in 2004's lauded "Nobody Knows," eclectic, nearly fail-proof Nipponese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda has come up with what…
"Hanezu" works moderately well as an emotionally grisly account of a relationship's dissolution, but less so as an allegory of a nation grappling with its history and suffering terrible loss.
Following the more outre concepts of several features including "After Life" and "Nobody Knows," writer-helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda seems to be scaling back with the writ-small "Still Walking."
Helmer Joji Matsuoka's "Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad," a mother-son relationship drama based on a memoir by illustrator Lily Franky, scooped five awards including best picture and…
Still gonzo after all these years, Nippon cinema cult idol Seijun Suzuki's first film since 1995 is a loose sequel to his most famous pulp-maximalist endeavor "Branded to Kill" (1967), the B&W 'Scope…