Kore-eda Hirokazu

Japan’s Gaga Corporation and Wild Bunch International will collaborate again for international sales of “Monster,” the upcoming film directed by Japanese auteur Kore-eda Hirokazu. Gaga will handle Asian territories. Wild Bunch will handle worldwide excluding Asia. A promo reel for buyers will be available at the upcoming European Film Market…

Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan’s most recognizable auteur filmmaker is making his first film in Japan since his 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Shoplifters,” distributor Gaga announced on Friday.  Titled “Monster” and now in post-production, the film is also only Koreeda’s second films to be scripted by another writer, Sakamoto Yuji, whose…

Japan’s film industry is beginning to talk through some of its long-held ways of working. Ways that many say are no longer appropriate. At the Kering-sponsored Women In Motion pow-wow on Monday at the Tokyo International Film Festival (male) director Kore-eda Hirokazu and (female) actor Matsuoka Mayu got to grips…

Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan’s best known auteur film director and a Tokyo International Film Festival regular, has unveiled a suite of images from “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House,” his debut drama series for streaming giant Netflix. Kore-eda (“Broker,” “Like Father Like Son,” and Palme d’Or-winning “Shoplifters”) acts as producer,…

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have revealed the nomination longlists for Best Feature Documentary and Best International Independent Film categories. In addition, BIFA’s Raindance Discovery Award longlist has also been unveiled. Of the 15 films longlisted for Best Feature Documentary, eight are directed by women. The 17 films longlisted…

A new trailer for the second season of futuristic fantasy actioner Alice in Borderland was the highlight of a slate of Japanese film, series and cartoons unveiled by Netflix on Sunday as part of its Tudum fan experience. Japanese content is doing well for the streamer, both within the country…