Posts Tagged ‘Hirokazu Kore-eda’

Western Union: Hirokazu Kore-eda

February 11, 2010

“Before we made this film, we actually bought an air doll, filled it up, and put it in a conference room. We tested putting its air out. When she’s full, she was just plastic. But when the air went out of her, there’s something about the way her knees bent that felt very erotic to all the males in the room. For me, it’s a portrait of the difference in how men and women approach sex: she wants to be fulfilled; he wants to unfill her.”

Hirokazu Kore-eda on pre-production for Air Doll (via Time Out Hong Kong)

Tribeca Trailers: From Salt of This Sea to Yodok Stories

March 23, 2009

In the final installment of our Tribeca-associated trailers, there is the requisite trip to the Holy Land, a scorching concert featuring James Brown and one funky moustache, a masterpiece from Japan, a profile of a possibly mad evolutionary thinker, tragedy Vegas style, and a musical for North Korean concentration camps victims. Only in New York, kids, only in New York!

Salt of This Sea (Annemarie Jacir, 2008)

A journey to Israel to retrieve her grandfather’s assets turns into a voyage of discovery for a young Brooklynite.


Tribeca: But Wait! There’s More!

March 12, 2009

john-hurtPoor Tribeca International Film Festival. They release their slate to great fanfare and all they get are a bunch of people saying that the recession has made movie-going no fun and another handful of cineastes wondering how to fill up the last two weeks in April. So they’ve decided to toss out a few more feature-length bones to remind us that watching Uzbek animation and Ben Lyons being ushered to the front of the line can be a wonderful thing. If not quite as wonderful as ice cream. The new line-up includes films from Steven Soderbergh, Eric Bana, and Cheryl Hines; a star turn from John Hurt and a woman who has done oral; a biting British satire; and two trawls through the nether world of New York film-making. More after the jump!

Trailerama: Treeless Mountain

January 1, 2009

You’re missing: two young girls are left on their own in Seoul while mom searches for their father. Hankies at the ready. In Between Days director So Yong Kim was inspired in equal parts by Yasujiro Ozu and Hirokazu Kore-eda. Music is by dream poppers Asobi Seksu. Below, the Korean-American filmmaker discusses her second feature film.