Magazine article Screen International

Ando Sakura, Lily Franky to Star in New Kore-Eda Project

Magazine article Screen International

Ando Sakura, Lily Franky to Star in New Kore-Eda Project

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Kore-eda won critical acclaim last year for crime drama The Third Murder, which premiered at Venice.

Japan’s Gaga Corp has unveiled details of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new as-yet-untitled project, which is currently shooting with a cast including Ando Sakura and Lily Franky.

Franky and child actor Jyo Kairi play a father and son from a poor family who take in a small girl (Miyu Sasaki) they find freezing on the streets after one of their shoplifting sessions together. Ando plays the mother with Mayu Matsuoka as her sister and Kiki Kirin as the grandmother on whose pension the family is heavily dependent.

While Franky and Kiki are both Kore-eda regulars, the film marks the first time that Ando and Matsuoka have worked with the director. …

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