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The Director Of ‘The Shoplifters’ Isn’t Interested In Happy Endings

If you’ve seen Hirokazu Kore-eda’s other films, like Nobody Knows or Like Father, Like Son, you won’t be surprised that The Shoplifters isn’t all about joy. The director says, “I don’t portray people or make movies where viewers can easily find hope. … Some people want to see characters who grow and become stronger over the course of a film. But I don’t want to make such a movie.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Hirokazu Kore, 02.08.19

The Saturday Profile: ‘Shoplifters’ Director Pierces Japan’s Darker Side

“I don’t portray people or make movies where viewers can easily find hope,” says Hirokazu Kore-eda, director of the Oscar-nominated film “Shoplifters.”
Tags: Japan, Movies, News, Hirokazu Kore, Abe, Shinzo, Academy Awards (Oscars, Tokyo (Japan, Kore-eda, Hirokazu, Shoplifters (Movie

Box Office: ‘Shoplifters’ Hits $2 Million to Become One of 2018’s Highest-Grossing Foreign Films

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” has become an unexpected box office success. The Japanese drama about a petty thief who adopts a young girl has earned critical raves and picked up the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. That translated into commercial success for Magnolia, the indie distributor that’s been overseeing the film’s rollout. “Shoplifters” […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Magnolia Pictures, Hirokazu Kore, Palme, Shoplifters

How Hirokazu Kore-eda Made Two of 2018’s Best Films With ‘Shoplifters’ and ‘The Third Murder’

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2018 legal drama The Third Murder is shot mostly through panes of prison glass. In tackling the weighty subject of Japan’s death penalty, the director imbues his meditative mystery with a distinctly icy chill, which makes for a fascinating contrast with his follow-up (and Cannes Palme d’Or winner) Shoplifters, a personal NYFF favourite . The latter is a warm, tender film about family, taking place mostly inside a lively and crowded home. It could not look or feel more diff...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Hirokazu Kore eda, Hirokazu Kore, Yuri, Cannes Palme, Kirin Kiki, Barry Jenkins, Featured Stories Sidebar, Sakura Ando, The Third Murder, Shigemori Masaharu Fukuyama, Lily Franky

UK Trailer & Poster Released For Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme D'Or Winner SHOPLIFTERS

Kore-eda's Cannes top prize winner is in UK cinemas in November. Read more >>> [Author:]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, World cinema, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore, New Releases,

‘Shoplifters’ Trailer: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or Winner is Ready to Sweep the Oscars

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda is a favorite at the film festival circuit — his tender, delicate odes to humanities have won twice at the Cannes Film Festival and earned accolades across the world. Now Shoplifters, his latest Palme d’Or winner is heading for a Stateside release, and possibly, the best Foreign Language category at the Oscars. See the first Shoplifters trailer below. Shoplifters Trailer Shoplifters is a return to Kore-eda’s family-focused dramas after a brief sojourn t...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Drama, China, Movie Trailers, Cannes, Magnolia, Hirokazu Kore eda, Hirokazu Kore, Festival de Cannes, Osamu, Foreign Language, Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Shoplifters, Osamu Kore

New US Trailer for Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme d'Or Winner 'Shoplifters'

"Sometimes, it's better to choose your own family." Magnolia Pictures has released the official US trailer for the Palme d'Or winning film Shoplifters, the latest film from beloved Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, Like Father Like Son, Our Little Sister, After the Storm). Shoplifters is about a family of small-time crooks, but the story is really about what happens when they take in a young girl they find living on the street one day. The film's cast includes Lily Franky, ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Trailer, US, Magnolia Pictures, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore, Palme, To Watch, Foreign Film, Akira Emoto

Magnolia Pictures Releases Poster and Trailer For Shoplifters

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Magnolia Pictures releases poster and trailer for Shoplifters Magnolia Pictures has debuted the first trailer and poster for the Japanese drama Shoplifters, whose international rights they acquired back in May after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d’Or award, both of which can be viewed in full in the player below. RELATED: Magnolia Pictures Releases the Trailer for The China Hustle After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son c...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Sony, Jason Reitman, Cannes film festival, Magnolia Pictures, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore, ComingSoon, Osamu, Movie News, Shoplifters, Shoplifters Magnolia Pictures, Kirin Kiri

Water Cooler: Knotts Scary Farm, Maniac, Aquaman, After the Storm, One Cut of the Dead, iPhone/Apple Watch, Better Call Saul

On the September 24, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : Jacob is away at Fantastic Fest and Ben is on vacation. At The...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Hollywood, Movies, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Chris, Peter, Ben, Jonathan, Brad, Howard Hughes, Pete, Hirokazu Kore, Jacob, Saul, Hill House

Pop Culture Imports: ‘After the Storm,’ Live-Action ‘Bleach,’ A Sugary Sweet Bollywood Rom-Com, and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) Film festival season is in full swing, but so is extreme weather — which makes it the perfect time to throw on some foreign films. What better thing to do when weathering autumn storms than to watch Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s After the Storm, just as the Japanese auteur scores another festival circuit hit with his new film Shoplifters? On the other hand, i...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Movies, Features, Netflix, South Africa, Spike Lee, Vietnam, Hulu, Bleach, Linh, Kiki, Bridget Jones, Indochina, Hirokazu Kore, Hiroshi

76 movies coming to theaters in fall 2018

Fall is traditionally the season that Oscar contenders hit the theaters. But for just about a month this time around, the Academy’s board of governors tempted filmgoers with the idea that it was creating an Oscar category for “outstanding achievement in popular film.” Alas, that was not to be as the Academy said it would scrap the idea for this year, apparently unable to come up with criteria for what that meant. Sorry, “Wreck-It Ralph 2.” You’ll probably have to be content with competing in the...
Tags: New York, Viola Davis, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Mcconaughey, Keira Knightley, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Jamie Dornan, Montana, Robin Williams, Nazis, Robin Hood, America, Spain, Sport

Busan: Gaga Picks up ‘His Lost Name’

Gaga Corporation has picked up international sales rights to Japanese drama film “His Lost Name.” The film will premiere in the New Currents competition next month at the Busan Film Festival. “Lost Name” is a first feature by female director Nanako Hirose, who hails from the Bun-buku stable of Palme d’Or winning auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda. […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Busan, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hirokazu Kore, Gaga Corporation, Busan Film Festival, Nanako Hirose

‘Outlaw King’ Starring Chris Pine to Open TIFF 2018, ‘Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy’ Starring Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart to Close

The opening and closing night films at TIFF have been announced. David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine, will open the fest, while Justin Kelly, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, starring Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart, will close. More info on these titles, and what else to look forward to at TIFF below. The TIFF titles keep on coming. Today, the festival announced the big opening and closing night films. Outlaw King reunites the Hell or High Water team of Chris Pine and David Mackenzi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Usa, England, Hollywood, Movies, Wales, France, Scotland, India, Toronto, Nasa, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Burning

First TIFF 2018 Titles Announced: Here’s What You Should Be Excited About

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its first wave of titles for the 2018 festival. The Gala and Special Presentation titles offer an incredibly exciting line-up, including new films from Claire Denis, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuarón, Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle, Bradley Cooper, Jason Reitman and many more. See the lineup below. I’ll be on the ground at TIFF this year representing /Film (watch for my reviews!), and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The lineup this year is truly...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Usa, Movies, France, India, Toronto, Nasa, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Burning, Robert Pattinson, Bradley Cooper, Village Voice, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke Confirmed for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Verite’

Fresh from his Palme d’Or triumph in Cannes, the Japanese director of “Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda, confirmed that his next film will feature two of France’s biggest stars Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve. They are to be joined by Ethan Hawke. “La Verite” (which translates as ‘The Truth’ in English) will shoot entirely in France in […]
Tags: Asia, News, France, Global, Production, Ethan Hawke, Cannes, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Hirokazu Kore eda, Hirokazu Kore, La Verite, Juliette Binoche Ethan Hawke

Japanese Film Makers Find Opportunities in International Co-Productions

The Japanese film industry, whose idea of an “international co-production” was once a shortish shoot in Los Angeles, is now freeing itself from an almost exclusively local focus. Fresh from his Palme d’Or victory in Cannes with “Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda recently confirmed that he will be returning to France to make his next film. His […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, France, Global, Los Angeles, Production, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hirokazu Kore, Josh Hartnett, Kiyoshi Kurosawa

This Week In Trailers: Under the Tree, Pin Cushion, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film, Shoplifters, Lemonade

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get old school, see the crazies who post on Nextdoor come to life, get a five finger discount on some empathy, get an outsider’s ...
Tags: Movies, America, This Week In Trailers, Movie Trailers, Lemonade, Kimmy Schmidt, Hirokazu Kore, Mia Wasikowska, Cannes Palme, Movie Marketing, Deborah Haywood, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Under the Tree, Pin Cushion, Ioana Uricaru, Shoplifters

Japan Debates the Ethics of Making Films on the Cheap

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or in Cannes for “Shoplifters” seems far away for most Japanese film-makers. Instead, a rare public war of words has now raised the question of whether movies in Japan are being made too cheaply. And is that damaging the industry? In recent years, increasing numbers of filmmakers have redefined low budget to […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore, One Cut of the Dead. Koji Fukada

New US Trailer for Hirokazu Kore-eda's Other Film 'The Third Murder'

"His story changes every time I see him." Film Movement has released another new official US trailer for Hirokazu Kore-eda's film The Third Murder, which premiered last year at the festivals in the fall. The acclaimed Japanese filmmaker went on to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year with his latest, titled Shoplifters. This court room thriller is being released in the US before that one, since that one just premiered and will still play at festivals the rest of this year...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Cannes film festival, Hirokazu Kore, Palme, To Watch, Foreign Film, Koji Yakusho, Masaharu Fukuyama, Misumi, Hirose

Why ‘Shoplifters’ Director Hirokazu Kore-eda is Cannes’ Favorite Japanese Auteur

Japanese film “Shoplifters” been described as a surprise winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. That may have more to do with the director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s steady output and six previous appearances in Cannes, rather than any slight against his latest humanist drama, which is both familiar and inventive. Cannes jury president Cate Blanchett […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Cannes film festival, Cate Blanchett, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore eda, Hirokazu Kore, Shoplifters, Like Father Like Son

Cannes 2018 Awards: Hirokazu Koreeda 'Shoplifters' Wins Palme d'Or

Congrats Kore-eda! Winners of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival awards, including the coveted Palme d'Or, were revealed at a glamorous ceremony in Cannes, France this weekend. The big winner this year is beloved Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose new film Shoplifters won the Palme out of 21 films in competition. One of my other favorite films of the festival, Nadine Labaki's powerful drama Capharnaüm, won the Jury Prize (essentially third prize) which is a relief at least. Spike Lee's s...
Tags: Movies, Awards, Spike Lee, Cannes, Hirokazu Koreeda, Hirokazu Kore, Palme, Cannes France, Movie News, Nadine Labaki, Cannes 18, BlacKkKlansman, Capharnaüm

Cannes: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ Sells to Magnolia (EXCLUSIVE)

Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to “Shoplifters,” the acclaimed new drama from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Variety has learned. The film is in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and marks the director’s seventh time appearing at the prestigious French gathering for cinephiles. “Shoplifters” has garnered strong reviews for its humanist […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Magnolia Pictures, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore eda, Hirokazu Kore, Shoplifters

Full International Trailer for Hirokazu Kore-eda's New Film 'Shoplifters'

Another first look at another highly anticipated Cannes film this year. A full official trailer for the new film from beloved Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, titled Shoplifters, has debuted online. The film is premiering in-competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month, and looks like it will get some big buzz at the festival. Shoplifters is about a family of small-time crooks, but the story is really about what happens when they take in a young girl they find living on the street...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Hirokazu Kore, To Watch, Foreign Film, Akira Emoto

First Trailer & Poster For Hirokazu Kore-eda's SHOPLIFTERS

First look at the prolific Japanese filmmaker's latest drama. Read more >>> [Author:]
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Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch with ‘Isle of Dogs’

Isle of Dogs could have been set anywhere, but Wes Anderson chose Japan. A dystopian future version of Japan, that is, where the dog flu outbreak is so severe that all the doggos are banished to Trash Island. His ninth feature, it’s also a thoroughly Wes Andersony Wes Anderson movie that borrows several design and musical trappings from Japanese culture, generating much controversy. However, this film offers us a great opportunity to check out a cornucopia of Japanese movies that echo Anderson’...
Tags: Japan, Movies, China, Features, Yoko Ono, Wes Anderson, Tokyo, Anderson, Shibuya, Sono, Hirokazu Kore, Akita, Yoko, Ono, Ueno, Spirited Away

‘The Third Murder’ Wins Six Japan Academy Prizes

The Hirokazu Kore-eda legal drama, “The Third Murder” scooped six Japan Academy prizes at the awards ceremony in Tokyo, including awards for best picture, best director, best screenplay and best editing. Yu Aoi took best actress honors for her turn as a mentally disturbed woman in Kazuya Shiaishi’s relationship drama “Birds Without Names.” Masaki Suda […]
Tags: Asia, News, Awards, Global, Tokyo, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hirokazu Kore, Japan Academy, Masaki Suda, Yu Aoi, The Third Murder, Kazuya Shiaishi

UK Trailer for Hirokazu Kore-eda's Court Mystery 'The Third Murder'

"No one here tells the truth." Arrow Films has released an official UK trailer for The Third Murder, the latest film from acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, who last brought us After the Storm just last year. The Third Murder premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last fall, and still doesn't have a US release set yet. The film's story is about a court case involving a murder-robbery suspect named Misumi, played by Kôji Yakusho, who has confessed to the crimes. Howev...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Venice, Hirokazu Kore, Indies, To Watch, Koji Yakusho, Masaharu Fukuyama, Toronto Film Festivals, Misumi, Hirose

Blu-Ray Review - Family Values: Three Films By Hirokazu Kore-eda

Arrow Academy boxset collects three recent gems from the Japanese master. Read more >>> [Author:]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Hirokazu Kore, Blu Ray, Bluray, By Eric Hillis, Retro Reviews,, Arrow Academy

New UK Trailer For Hirokazu Kore-eda's THE THIRD MURDER

Arrow Films bring the Japanese auteur's latest to UK/ROI cinemas in March. Read more >>> [Author:]
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Film Review: ‘The Third Murder’

It was probably time for Hirokazu Kore-eda to take a break from the tender seriocomedies about parents and children that have occupied his last decade, given that 2016’s “After the Storm” was a good film — yet also the least of his efforts in that terrain. Still, even those who pine for the chillier tenor […]
Tags: Reviews, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hirokazu Kore, Koji Yakusho, Masaharu Fukuyama