Hirokazu Koreeda

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.

Ad Astra and Marriage Story to premiere at the 76th Venice Film Festival

By David Jenkins

James Gray and Noah Baumbach will be joined on the Lido by Steven Soderbergh, Roy Andersson and Haifaa al-Mansour.

Hirokazu Koreeda’s The Truth to open the 76th Venice Film Festival

By David Jenkins

The Japanese filmmaker’s follow-up to Shoplifters will have its world premiere on 28 August.

25 films we’d like to see at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

Could these be the directors vying for this year’s Palme d’Or?

60 films to look forward to in 2019 – part 1

By Rory Marsh

The ninth film by Quentin Tarantino and a Leos Carax musical are among our hot tips for the year ahead.

The 30 best films of 2018

By Little White Lies

Our annual countdown of the movies that made the biggest impression on us this year, from Hereditary to The House That Jack Built.

Shoplifters

By Beth Webb

Hirokazu Koreeda’s Cannes storming drama paints a richly humanistic portrait of an unconventional family unit.

review LWLies Recommends

Hirokazu Koreeda: ‘I want to make visible the people the government ignores’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The Japanese writer/director discusses the political implications of his Palme d’Or-winning drama Shoplifters.

High Life, If Beale Street Could Talk confirmed for 2018 Toronto Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

Claire Denis and Barry Jenkins will present their latest work when the festival kicks off on 6 September.

Shoplifters – first look review

By David Jenkins

Another bittersweet bon-bon concerning the agreeable hum of domestic life from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda.

The Third Murder

By Tom Huddleston

Don’t miss this forensically constructed murder story from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda.

review LWLies Recommends

After the Storm

By Gabriela Helfet

Hirokazu Koreeda finds deep meaning in the everyday yet again in this immaculately crafted drama.

review LWLies Recommends

Why I love Hirokazu Koreeda’s Nobody Knows

By Amy Bowker

This understated 2004 drama is a perfect entry point for the Japanese director’s work.

Watch the sublime trailer for Hirokazu Koreeda’s After the Storm

By Little White Lies

The Japanese writer/director returns with a typically bittersweet family drama.

Watch the heartwarming trailer for Hirokazu Koreeda’s Our Little Sister

By Little White Lies

The Japanese director’s typically sweet-centred new film arrives in the UK next month.

What are you looking for?

Little White Lies Logo

About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, we’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

Editorial

Design