October 27, 2017

Billy Wilder Theater 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles

Hirokazu Kore-eda: Cinema from the Outside In

Information about the event is available on the UCLA Film & Television Archive website. 

Since his debut fiction feature Maborosi in 1995, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda has quietly built an international reputation as the contemporary heir apparent to the legacy of Yasujiro Ozu through a series of restrained but powerfully moving portraits of Japanese family life. It’s a comparison that Kore-eda himself has rejected and one that has its limitations. Kore-eda displays a masterful attention to stillness and the gentle rhythms of the everyday, but he is equally attuned to the disruptions and dislocations that ripple and break the surface of things. From Maborosi to After the Storm (2016), Kore-eda’s characters struggle with loss, separation, guilt and healing is always tenuous. Kore-eda has also worked compellingly in a variety of genres including documentary (However…), true-life stories (Distance), chanbara (Hana), fantasy (Air Doll) and thrillers, including his most recent film The Third Murder (2017). The Archive is honored to host Kore-eda for a special program of screenings and conversations at the Billy Wilder Theater as part of a series of events around the city in celebration of his remarkable career.

This series is presented in association with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.