Day: May 25, 2018

Japanese News: May week 4

A lot has happened this week, and it was hard to follow everything! There are important topics that I have skipped, but here is what I found interested this week: Palme d’Or for Hirokazu Kore-Eda! Hirokazu Kore-Eda won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film 万引き家族 or, in English, Shoplifters! 😃 是枝裕和・これえだ ひろかず: Hirokazu Kore-Eda ンヌ国際映画祭・カンヌこくさいえいがさい: Cannes Film Festival パルムドール: Palme d’Or According to this article, it has been 21 years since a Japanese director won the highest prize of Cannes. The last time was in 1997 for the film うなぎ by Shohei Imamura. 今村 昌平・いまむら しょうへい: Shohei Imamura During the award ceremony, Kore-Eda said: “さすがに足が震えています。この場にいられることが本当に幸せです”. 授賞式・じゅしょうしき: award ceremony I am not surprised that Kore-Eda should win the Palme d’Or because he has received critical acclaim at Cannes before and his films are always so enthusiastically welcomed in France. With Shoplifters, Kore-Eda has seen seven of his films selected in Cannes. Like father, like son won the Jury prize in 2013 and in 2004 young actor Yuya Yagira who played the leading role …