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Hirokazu Koreeda


Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his own experiences while filming August ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 60 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »

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Shoplifters Director
(2018)
Nobody Knows Director
(2004)
Still Walking Director
(2008)
(2013)

Filmography

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 2019 The Truth
 2018 Shoplifters
 2015 Ishibumi (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Going My Home (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2012)
- Episode #1.9 (2012)
- Episode #1.8 (2012)
- Episode #1.2 (2012)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2012 The Message from Fukushima (Documentary short)
 2011 I Wish
 2010 Kaidan Horror Classics (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dead Son (2010)
 2009 Air Doll
 2008 Still Walking
 2006 Hana
 2004 Nobody Knows
 2001 Distance
 1998 After Life
 1996 Without Memory (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Maborosi
 1994 August Without Him (Documentary)
 1991 However... (Documentary)
 1991 Lessons from a Calf (Documentary)
 1989 Nonfix (TV Series documentary)
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Show Show Editor (15 credits)
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (28 credits)
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KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Alternate Names:

Hirokazu Kore-Eda | Hirokazu Kore-eda
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Personal Quote:

In the neighborhood around Waseda, there were all these movie theaters, so every morning I left the house and watched movies instead of going to class. The experience of encountering films then is one of my greatest memories. Before that I'd never paid any attention to directors, but there I was taking a crash course in Ozu, Kurosawa, Naruse, Truffaut, Renoir, Fellini. Because I've always been ... See more »

Trivia:

According to Roger Ebert, "his films embrace the mystery of life, and encourage us to think about why we are here, and what makes us truly happy". Ebert also claimed that "if anyone can be considered an heir of the great Yasujiro Ozu, it might be Hirokazu Kore-Eda". See more »

Trademark:

Sees intensely and tenderly into his characters See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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