Two master directors walk into a room and one comes out–with U.S. distro for his newest film starting on February 8, thanks to the fine folks at Criterion. The other's latest work can already be found in your nearest Chinatown. Yes, I'm referring to new offerings by Hirokazu Kore-eda and Tsui Hark. I've seen them and here are my takes.
Kore-eda's fans won't be surprised by the static camerawork, understated acting, or lengthy and hypnotic rhythms of Still Walking. Its plot revolves around a family: the matriarch,