Film - CineMasters Competition Filmfest 2022


Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda


Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: South Korea
Year: 2022
Language: Korean
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Doona Bae, Lee Joo-Young, Gang Dong-won


The South Korean debut of Japanese master director Hirokazu Kore-eda, with PARASITE star Song Kang-ho in the leading role.

When an infant is left in a baby hatch one rainy night, Sang-hyun and Dong-soo decide to secretly take it home — but the mother, So-young, unexpectedly returns the next day. Although she finds it hard to believe that the two men are looking for suitable parents for the child, she joins them on a journey that will forever change them all. Meanwhile, the police are hot on the heels of the two men, who are not doing this for the first time.

Meet the director


Hirokazu Kore-eda

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Kore-eda Hirokazu attended Waseda University. He has directed numerous award-winning television documentaries and, as a producer, supported budding Japanese filmmakers. His work often deals with family structures in modern Japan. Several of his films have been screened at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, most recently SHOPLIFTERS, about a couple who take in a lost child, in 2018. The film received a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival that year.


Screenplay: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Director of Photography: Kyung Pyo Hong
Film Editor: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Sound: Tae Young Choi
Production Company: Zip Cinema
World Sales: CJ Entertainment
Distributor: Koch Films GmbH