Kore-eda Hirokazu

14 September 2022

“Family is a very complex thing that cannot be defined in one word. 

Even now as I continue to make films, it is something I constantly question myself about.” 

Director Kore-eda Hirokazu, who won the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for his film SHOPLIFTERS in 2018, has proved his status as a world-class master. In films like NOBODY KNOWS, LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, and OUR LITTLE SISTER, he has moved audiences across the world with his stories about various configurations of families. 

In 2022, he has directed his first Korean film BROKER. This story about people who are brought together by a baby box and who embark on a special journey contains the director’s unique, warm insight into marginalized people. Director Kore-eda Hirokazu raises questions about life for all of us through a story of characters who are unexpectedly thrown together with an abandoned baby, and who gradually become one. 

The film is expected to touch audiences around the world with its sharp yet insightful look at a cross section of society, and its warm humanism that emerges from an unexpected place.