Between Documentary and Fiction: The Films of Kore-Eda Hirokazu

  • Author(s): Marc Yamada
  • When: 2016-10
  • Where: Journal of Religion & Film
  • This article investigates the representation of Buddhist values through the interplay between drama and documentary in two of Kore-eda’s films—After Life (Wandafuru Raifu, 1998) and I Wish (Kiseki, 2011). It will argue that the spiritual aspirations of these two films is a product of their nondualistic treatment of a documentary and dramatic style of filmmaking.

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