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Hirokazu Koreeda

[ Koreeda, Hirokazu ]
Profile and general info
Name in native language: 是枝裕和 (これえだ ひろかず)
Family name: Koreeda
Country: Japan
Birth date: Wednesday, June 6, [54 years old]
Birth place: Tokyo, Japan
Bio
Japanese film director. His films explore themes of memory, death, and coming to terms with loss.

Kore-Eda originally planned to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University instead worked as an assistant director making documentaries for TV Man Union. He sneaked off set to direct his first film, Lessons from a Calf (1991).

Has produced films for directors Miwa Nishikawa and Yusuke Iseya.
Trivia
  • Grandfather died of Alzheimer' disease when he was six years old.
Filmography
As a director:
  • 2011 Kiseki
  • 2010 Ayashiki bungô kaidan
  • 2009 Kûki ningyô
  • 2008 Daijôbu de aruyô ni: Cocco owaranai tabi
  • 2008 Aruitemo aruitemo
  • 2006 Hana yori mo naho
  • 2004 Dare mo shiranai
  • 2001 Distance
  • 1998 Wandâfuru raifu
  • 1996 Without Memory
  • 1995 Maboroshi no hikari
  • 1994 Kare no inai hachigatsu ga
  • 1991 Shikashi - Fukushi kirisute no jidainni
  • 1991 Mou hitotsu no kyouiku - Ina shogakkou haru gumi no kiroku
  • 1989 Nonfix
  • 2009 Kûki ningyô
  • 2008 Aruitemo aruitemo
  • 2006 Hana yori mo naho
  • 2004 Dare mo shiranai
  • 2001 Distance
  • 1998 Wandâfuru raifu
  • 2009 Kûki ningyô
  • 2008 Aruitemo aruitemo
  • 2006 Hana yori mo naho
  • 2004 Dare mo shiranai
  • 2001 Distance
  • 1998 Wandâfuru raifu
  • 2009 Beautiful Islands
  • 2009 Kûki ningyô
  • 2004 Dare mo shiranai
  • 2003 Hebi ichigo
  • 2003 Kakuto
  • 2004 The Making of 'Dare mo shiranai'
  • 2004 Cinema 3
  • 2009 The Fabulous Picture Show
  • 2009 Waratte iitomo!
  • 2008 Resumen - 56º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
  • 2008 Bokura no jidai
  • 2008 Cinemaholic
  • 2004 The Making of 'Dare mo shiranai'
As a producer:
  • 2009 Beautiful Islands
  • 2009 Kûki ningyô
  • 2004 Dare mo shiranai
  • 2003 Hebi ichigo
  • 2003 Kakuto
  • 2004 The Making of 'Dare mo shiranai'
  • 2004 Cinema 3
  • 2009 The Fabulous Picture Show
  • 2009 Waratte iitomo!
  • 2008 Resumen - 56º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
  • 2008 Bokura no jidai
  • 2008 Cinemaholic
  • 2004 The Making of 'Dare mo shiranai'
Self:
  • Cinema 3
  • 2009 The Fabulous Picture Show
  • 2009 Waratte iitomo!
  • 2008 Resumen - 56º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
  • 2008 Bokura no jidai
  • 2008 Cinemaholic
  • 2004 The Making of 'Dare mo shiranai'

Videos

External links

Official site
link to: http://www.kore-eda.com/
Interview with Koreeda Hirokazu, by Aaron Gerow and Tanaka Junko
link to: http://www.yidff.jp/docbox/13/box13-1-e.html
«I have a strong ethical sense, do I? Hmm, that's a difficult question. There are many problems that arise from introducing a camera, with its attendant violence, into a particular reality and so creating an unnatural space that's different from what it was when the camera was not present. I think tr...» (show all)

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
Air DollAir Doll

Kuki Ningyo

director/writer

Year: 2009

Still WalkingStill Walking

Aruitemo Aruitemo

director/writer

Year: 2008

FlowerFlower

Hana Yori Mo Naho

writer/director

Year: 2006

Nobody KnowsNobody Knows

Dare Mo Shiranai

director/writer

Year: 2004

After LifeAfter Life

Wandafuru Raifu

writer/director

Year: 1998




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