Hirokazu Kore-eda is Japan’s foremost modern director, whose Shoplifters was one of the best movies of 2018. Kore-eda, whose films are on display at the Kino Regina cinema in the autumn, is known for creating deeply atmospheric family portrayals, which often involve deprivation or an absence: a husband’s inexplicable death in Maborosi (1995) or a mother’s abandonment of her child in Nobody Knows (2004). In Our Little Sister (2015), based on the manga Umimachi Diary, a father’s passing brings sisters together, while the Golden Palm winner Shoplifters (2018) depicts a family of shoplifters, who take in a Yuri, an abused girl.
The Hirokazu Kore-eda programme includes
Maborosi (Maborosi no hikari, 1995)
AfterLife (Wandafuru raifu, 1998)
Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai, 2004)
Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo, 2008)
Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru, 2013)
Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary, 2015)
Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku, 2018)
Kino Regina’s ticket booth opens half an hour before each day’s first screening. You can also purchase tickets online whenever convenient for you. You can choose whether you want to register yourself or not at the address kauppa.kavi.fi (in Finnish only). Click on the shopping cart icon next to the film’s screening information, for instance via the Program Calender (in Finnish only).