Top Japanese distributor Gaga Kan Palme D’Or winner Kore-Eda Hirokazu has won international sales rights for three preliminary documentaries. The three titles are only available for theatrical rights.
After joining the TV Man Union production company in 1987, Corey-Ada worked as an assistant director in his signature documentary programming, and was promoted to director in 1991. Fuji TV’s documentary program “Nonfix”, including his directed debut, “However.”
The documentary, which criticizes Japan’s social welfare system for focusing on an elite bureaucracy that commits suicide by refusing to pay compensation to victims of the Minamata disease, Kore-Ada has won a galaxy award ্য the equivalent of Japan’s Emede.
He followed “Lessons from a Calf”, a 1991 documentary about children who take care of a cow as part of their elementary school curriculum. The film, another award-winning one, is often cited as an early example of Core-Eder’s famous talent for working with children. Then he asked, “Where did all the pollution go?” The film is a 1992 documentary about an environment ministry official who won praise for a mandatory law on pollution control but was later criticized when a change in government policy reduced compensation for pollution victims.
Corey-Ada claims that his initial documentary work laid the foundation for his later fictional features, beginning with the 1995 “Maborosi”, a double-award winner at that year’s Venice Film Festival. His latest venture in the documentary genre is a show made for the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 2015 for “Ishibumi” TV.