IFC Center to Present Retrospective of Japanese Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Family Portraits: The Films of Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Thursday, March 12 through Thursday, March 19

IFC Center – 323 6th Avenue (at W. 3rd Street)

Admission: $16/$13 seniors and children

IFC Center presents a comprehensive retrospective of Hirokazu Kore-Eda, the award-winning Japanese director known for his beautifully rendered and deliberately paced stories of the human condition. To celebrate the opening of The Truth — his first film shot outside his native Japan — Family Portraits: The Films of Hirokazu Kore-Eda will show moviegoers the depth of the filmmaker’s career.

From his first feature, the Venice award-winner Maborosi (1995), Kore-Eda’s films have garnered worldwide acclaim, praised for their deep empathy and their complex sense of family relationships.

Program highlights include After Life (1998), his first international hit; Cannes prize-winning works Nobody Knows (2004, Best Actor), Like Father, Like Son (2013, Jury Prize), and Shoplifters (2018, Palme d’Or); rare early works; and more.

Discounted ticket packs are available. Purchase a pack of three tickets for $36 general/$27 IFC Center Members or a pack of five tickets for $60 general/$45 IFC Center Members. To purchase tickets and to see full descriptions of each film, please visit IFC Center’s website.


Thursday, March 12
6:30 p.m. After Life
9:05 p.m. Maborosi

Friday, March 13
6:30 p.m. Shoplifters
9:05 p.m. Like Father, Like Son

Saturday, March 14
6:30 p.m. The Truth (Sneak Preview)
9:00 p.m. Still Walking

Sunday, March 15
3:00 p.m. Nobody Knows
6:00 p.m. I Wish

Monday, March 16
6:30 p.m. Lessons from a Calf with However…
8:45 p.m. Ishibumi

Tuesday, March 17
6:30 p.m. Distance
9:15 p.m. Hana

Wednesday, March 18
6:30 p.m. Our Little Sister
9:15 p.m. Air Doll

Thursday, March 19
6:30 p.m. After the Storm
9:00 p.m. The Third Murder

IFC Center will announce additional showtimes, so stay tuned.

Read JapanCultureNYC’s review of Like Father, Like Son and interview with Kore-eda from January 2014 here.

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