Kore’eda Hirokazu . Films of Dialectics. Films of Various Dailectics. “As a child I comprehended little of what I saw, but I remember thinking that people
Films of Dialectics
“As a child I comprehended
little of what I saw, but I
remember thinking that people
forget everything about other people when they die. I now understand how critical memories are to our identity, to a sense of self.”
About the suicide of an elite bureaucrat who have for many years negotiated as a government representative with mercury pollution victims (Minamata disease) for compensation.
Lessons from a Calf (1991) - about a primary school in which an experimental education is carried out. No textbooks are used. The film follows pupils raising a cow, named Laura, over three years.
I Wanted to Become a Japanese … (1992) - A Korean resident in Japan was arrested for the forgery of a passport. Nobody knew that he was Korean until his arrest. Why did he fake a Japanese passport?
August without Him (1994) - about the first Japanese to publicly acknowledge that he contracted AIDS through heterosexual intercourse.