Hirokazu Kore-eda is a Japanese filmmaker whose contemplative, visually distinct and humanist films stand as some of the best films of the last twenty years, including Maborosi, After Life and Still Walking. They combine realism with an often formalist style to explore a variety of emotions, including those felt between parents and their young children in his latest film, Like Father, Like Son.
Kore-eda presented the film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival following its Jury Prize win at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It was our great privilege to have him join us early in the morning for a brief discussion of the film, its production and themes at our studio in OCAD U’s Graduate Gallery.
This interview was released in February of 2014.