It’s all a palme d’or. To look nice on the fireplace. To launch the career of a filmmaker beginner (Steven Soderbergh with his first film, Sex, lies and video ). To reward a woman (Jane Campion, the only award-winning director with The piano in 1993). To make fun both times to belgian brothers so that they each have a trophy (Dardenne). To honor two times a Austrian to take the big head (the very funny Michael Haneke), or a Swedish to the evil spirit, rejoicing (Ruben Ostlünd for The Square ). And the palme d’or awarded to Hirokazu Kore-eda, it’s not used for what? This serves to broaden the audience of a filmmaker who already has a work and his fans, but that deserves a hearing even greater. The golden palm has already produced its effect in Japan, where the film is released in June, in the wake of the Cannes film Festival. Kore-eda is passed from author to confidential filmmaker popular. Let’s hope that it is the same in France.
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You will find people to tell you what A family affair is not the best film from Kore-eda. They will tell you they prefer to Nobody Knows, Still Walking, like father, like son, Our little sister or After the storm. other, or the same who are not afraid of contradicting to say that Kore-eda is always the same movie. Like Woody Allen, or as Modiano writes, each time the same novel. Kore-eda, at the age of 56, signed on with A family affair one of his finest films, if not the most beautiful.
You can find there all the themes that are dear to him. The japanese filmmaker is filming once again the family, here of a particular kind. Osamu and his son Shota practice shoplifting to feed the inhabitants of the house, the only old house surrounded by modern buildings in Tokyo. Hatsue, the grand-mother, receives a pension for the benefit of all members. It is played by the wonderful Kiki Kirin, the favorite actress of Kore-eda ( Our little sister, After the storm ) and the unforgettable old woman leprous Delights of Tokyo by Naomi Kawase, who disappeared last September. Hatsue makes people believe that she lives alone but contains, in reality, a couple, Osamu and Naboyo, a boy (Shota), a girl (Aki) and soon another little girl (Juri), abandoned by her parents on a balcony by an evening of cold winter. This is not a kidnapping because there no ransom demand.
The ties of blood are not required for () to give love. The marginal share of the noodles and keep hot in the small house of Hatsue. As always with Kore-eda, the food brings together the men and the children are more responsible than adults. The usual small music Kore-eda? Under its air of intimate chronicle, A family affair shows a society where social violence and economic damage. Osamu and Nobuyo are working poor, him acting on the building, she laundresses trip because it’s too expensive. As for the last shot of the film, it rips the heart.
A family affair Drama by Hirokazu Kore-eda.
with: Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Mayu Matsuoka, Kiki Kirin
duration: 2: 01.