There are few worthier recipients of our Spirit Of Cinema award than Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan’s most internationally renowned film-maker and one of the world’s best. It’s 25 years since his debut feature film Maborosi took the festival world by storm, revealing a daring new talent unafraid of tackling the biggest questions in life in the most elegantly crafted and subtly expressed cinematographic ways. Since then, he has built a significant body of work and made more than a few masterpieces, casting his compassionate gaze at the tangled web of family and human relationships in brilliant films like After Life (1998), Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), I Wish (2011), Like Father, Like Son (2013) and Shoplifters (2018). Artistic director Mike Goodridge talks to Koreeda-san here about his early career to coincide with the award at IFFAM this year.
Traditional Chinese, English