Magazine article Variety

Kore-Eda Boards ‘Ten Years’

Magazine article Variety

Kore-Eda Boards ‘Ten Years’

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ICONIC JAPANESE AUTEUR Hirokazu Kore-eda has come on board as executive producer of "Ten Years Japan," a spinoffof 2015's Hong Kong indie hit "Ten Years."

The original "Ten Years" movie was a low-budget omnibus film in which five young directors envisaged how Hong Kong would have changed 10 years into the future. Three new spinoffs, in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, will use similar principals to deliver a trio of collective features made by up-and-coming directors.

"The idea of carrying on the spirit of the original Hong Kong film by trying to envision Japan 10 years from now was an intriguing one," said Kore-eda. "However, I'm a little too old to participate as a young director, so I joined the production as a supporter." His participation was announced at an event at the Busan Film Festival.

The Japanese film is produced by Miyuki Takamatsu's Free Stone Prods., Eiko Mizuno-Gray and Jason Gray's Loaded Films and Miyuki Fukuma of Bun-Buku. The directors are Akiyo Fujimura, Chie Hayakawa, Yusuke Kinoshita, Megumi Tsuno and Kei Ishikawa. Their stories explore a future Japan plagued by pollution and aging, a society where morality and personal history are manipulated by technology, and a nation overshadowed by the specter of war. …

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