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

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 nondual...

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Published in:The journal of religion and film
Main Author: Yamada, Marc
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2016]
In:The journal of religion and film
Year: 2016, Volume: 20, Issue: 3, Pages: 1-28
Further subjects:B Non-duality
B Buddhism
B emptiness
B Kore-eda Hirokazu
B Japanese film
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Summary: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.
ISSN:1092-1311
Contains:Enthalten in: The journal of religion and film