Film - CineMasters Competition


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.

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    City 1
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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