Hirokazu Koreeda

Hirokazu Koreeda: ‘Ryuichi Sakamoto and I were a good match’

By Lillian Crawford

The Japanese filmmaker reflects on the moving experience of working with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto on his final score, for his new drama Monster.

Monster review – heartfelt and likably earnest

By Charles Bramesco

The relationship between two young schoolboys has ramifications for their local community in the new drama from Hirokazu Koreeda.


Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall wins the 2023 Palme d’Or

By David Jenkins

The psychological courtroom thriller with the great Sandra Hüller wins the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Monster – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest, scored by the late Ryuichi Sakamoto, is a dense, shape-shifting drama that grows more scattered as it progresses.

Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Glazer, and Wes Anderson lead the 2023 Cannes Film Festival lineup

By Charles Bramesco

The Competition selection also includes new works from Catherine Breillat and Todd Haynes.

Croisette wishes: 20 films we’d like to see at Cannes in 2023

By Charles Bramesco

Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Pedro Almodóvar number among the heavy hitters expected on the red carpet.


By Charles Bramesco

Hirokazu Koreeda's latest tale of found families focuses on an illegal South Korean adoption scheme, run by two grifters with hearts of gold.

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Relearning the meaning of life through After Life and After Yang

By Nadila

The work of Hirokazu Koreeda and kogonada encourages us to slow down and reflect on the human experience if we wish to truly understand what it is to be alive.

Check out an exclusive illustrated poster for Hirokazu Koreeda’s new film

By Hannah Strong

Broker focuses on a found family of grifters with hearts of gold who set off on a road trip across South Korea with the police hot on their tail.

Broker – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

A woman who leaves her infant son in a Busan “baby box” finds an unexpected family in Hirokazu Koreeda’s tender drama.

Claire Denis and David Cronenberg headline the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

By David Jenkins

This year’s stacked line-up also includes new work Kelly Reichardt, Ruben Ostlünd and Park Chan-wook – but no David Lynch.

Hirokazu Koreeda is preparing his first Korean-language film

By Charles Bramesco

Wachowskis regular Bae Doona and Parasite’s Song Kang-ho lead the cast of Baby, Box, Broker.

The 100 Best Films of the 2000s: 50-26

By Little White Lies

Our noughties ranking reaches the midway point, as Amélie, Oldboy and Spider-Man 2 all make the cut.

Lulu Wang is adapting a Hirokazu Koreeda drama for her next feature

By Charles Bramesco

She’s taking on an English-language version of Like Father, Like Son for her follow-up to The Farewell.

The Truth

By Charles Bramesco

Hirokazu Koreeda follows up Shoplifters with a typically dreamy, heart-piercing family drama.


Is de-ageing technology the way forward for the time-spanning epic?

By Lillian Crawford

Two films at the San Sebastian Film Festival showcase a more old school way of depicting the bittersweet passage of time.

The Truth – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

The Japanese master of family observation, Hirokazu Kore-eda, heads to Paris for his English language debut.

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