'Actor or Actress: Matsuoka Mayu and Kore-eda Hirokazu Discuss

Matsuoka Mayu and Kore-eda Hirokazu Discuss

Japan’s film

industry is beginning to talk through some of its long-held ways of working

The pair

previously worked together on Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Shoplifters” and upcoming Netflix

Kore-eda said

that when he filmed 2019 drama “The Truth” in France, he discovered that 40% of the crew

Appropriate provisions

were made for those with small children, including day-care

This was

“a system completely instituted in the whole society

The tight

schedules of Japanese film shoots, with ten days for a two-hour film common, make anything

“It would

be better if everyone had more time to sleep and spend with their families,” Matsuoka

Another issue

raised was the all-too-common use of verbal and physical abuse

Matsuoka said

she had never seen “anyone yell or say something scary” on Kore-eda’s shoots

The director

said that had come to dislike raised voices on the set when he made his

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