Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

In the harsh economic climate of modern Japan, a patchwork family is just able to make ends meet. Shoplifting and sex work help when money runs low. One night, Osamu and Nobuyo find little Yuri on the street, lost and injured. They take the girl in and nurse her back to health, ignoring media reports about a child who's disappeared. Family ties are made through the heart and gut, not the blood, as the recipient of the Golden Palm at this year's Cannes Film Festival impressively proves.

tags: Work, Family, Society, Childhood, Feature film

Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kilin Kiki, Kairi Jyo


Screenplay: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Director of Photography: Ryuto Kondo

Composer: Haruomi Hosono

Production Designer: Keiko Mitsumatsu

Sound: Kazuhiko Tomita

Producer: Kaoru Matsuzaki, Akihiko Yose, Hijiri Taguchi

Production Company: Aoi Pro. Inc.

World Sales: Wild Bunch

Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany

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 shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, most recently LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON in 2013, which had received the Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival only weeks before.