Koreeda Hirokazu

Hirokazu Koreeda

Hirokazu Kore-Eda (是枝裕和 Kore-Eda Hirokazu, born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese film director. His films explore themes of memory, death, and coming to terms with loss.

Kore-Eda originally planned to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University instead worked as an assistant director making documentaries for TV Man Union. He sneaked off set to direct his first film, Lessons from a Calf (1991).

Has produced films for directors Miwa Nishikawa and Yusuke Iseya.


  1. Aruitemo aruitemo (2008)
  2. Hana yori mo naho (2006)
  3. Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (2004)
  4. Distance (2001)
  5. After Life (Wandafuru Raifu) (1998)
  6. Without Memory (1996)
  7. This World (1996)
  8. Maborosi (Maboroshi no hikari) (1995)
  9. August Without Him (1994)
  10. However (1991)
  11. Lessons From a Calf (1991)


Further reading

  • "After Life" (Review) by Jonathan Ellis. Film Quarterly, Vol. no. 57, Issue no. 1, pp. 32-37. ISSN 0015-1386.
  • "This is your life: Tony Rayns interviews After Life's director Koreeda Hirokazu" Sight & Sound, March 1999.

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