Vortrag: „Gender, aging, and family in Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Kiki Kirin Films“ (Barbara E. Thornbury)

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A leading figure in world cinema, director Kore-eda Hirokazu (b. 1962) is particularly well known for his fine-grained portrayals of families. Actress Kiki Kirin (1943-2018) played significant roles in six of his family-focused films—beginning with Still Walking (Aruite mo aruite mo, 2008) and ending ten years later with Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku, 2018). Tapping into widespread anxieties in Japan that...