'Kore-eda Hirokazu Returns to Japanese Filmmaking With ‘Monster’

to Japanese Filmmaking With ‘Monster’

Kore-eda Hirokazu,

Japan’s most recognizable auteur filmmaker is making his first film in Japan since his 2018

” (His first

was 1995 title “Maborosi,” which was scripted by Ogita Yoshihisa as an adaptation of a novel

The lead

producer is Kawamura Genki, among whose many hits are the anime box office smashes of

” Kawamura and

Koreeda have also collaborated on the new Netflix original series “The Makanai: Cooking for the

The main

cast of the new movie has yet to be announced, but a June 2, 2023, release date

Since the

release of “Shoplifters,” Koreeda has made two films abroad: the 2019 French film “The Truth” and

” Neither did

much business in Japan, in contrast to “Shoplifters,” which earned $33 million locally in 2018

  The new film,

with two distribution powerhouses behind it, promises a return to the director’s earlier

Kore-eda has

been unusually vocal in the past year urging the Japanese film industry to engage in

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