Kore-eda Hirokazu and Huang Xi Share A Hou Hsiao-hsien Moment

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Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda ("Shoplifters") returned for a second evening at the Tokyo International Film festival's Asia Lounge talk series, which features dialogues between leading Asian film directors and their Japanese peers. On a video link from Taiwan, Kore-eda's onscreen guest was award-winning filmmaker Huang Xi. Her debut feature, "Missing Johnny" won the Taipei Film Festival best […]
Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda ("Shoplifters") returned for a second evening at the Tokyo International Film festival's Asia Lounge talk series, which features dialogues between leading Asian film directors and their Japanese peers.

On a video link from Taiwan, Kore-eda's onscreen guest was award-winning filmmaker Huang Xi. Her debut feature, "Missing Johnny" won the Taipei Film Festival best screenplay award in 2017.

The two shared far-reaching connections with Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien," with whom Huang had worked on such films as "Goodbye South Goodbye," and "The Assassin."

Kore-eda praised "Missing Johnny" for scenes including one with actress Rima Zeidan and a parrot, which the camera catches in the street, among greenery,…
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