Of Flesh and Blood: The Films of Hirokazu Kore-eda

With the release of last year’s critically-adored Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda cemented his reputation as a leading figure of contemporary world cinema. Like Yasujirō Ozu, Ingmar Bergman and Ken Loach, Kore-eda’s films are strikingly intimate human stories, with beautifully realised characters. His family dramas range from the profoundly personal to wider observations of culture and tradition, burying deep into the heart of the family unit to examine modern-day Japanese society.

This April and May, join us as we revisit Kore-eda’s body of work with a selection of our favourite titles: a perfect introduction for anyone new to the director, or those who don’t want to miss the opportunity to see the making of a master on the big screen.

"Kore-eda is a modern master of intricate and nuanced family dramas." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

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