Magazine article Screen International

Japan’s Gaga Picks Up Debut Feature of Kore-Eda Protege

Magazine article Screen International

Japan’s Gaga Picks Up Debut Feature of Kore-Eda Protege

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Nanako Hirose’s His Lost Name will premiere in Busan’s New Currents competition.

Japan’s Gaga Corporation has picked up international rights to His Lost Name (Yoake), the debut feature of Nanako Hirose, a protégé of Shoplifters director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

The film will receive its world premiere in New Currents, the competition section for new filmmakers at this year’s Busan International Film Festival (October 4-13).

Produced through Kore-eda’s company Bunbuku, the film stars Yuya Yagira, who won best actor at Cannes in 2004 for Kore-eda’s Nobody Knows, and veteran actor Kaoru Kobayashi (Midnight Diner). …

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