Gaga Acquires Sales Rights to Kore-eda Hirokazu Documentaries  (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading Japanese distributor Gaga has acquired international sales rights for three early documentaries by Cannes Palme d’Or winner Kore-eda Hirokazu.  All three titles are available for theatrical rights only.

After joining the TV Man Union production company in 1987, Kore-eda worked as an assistant director on its signature documentary programming, winning promotion to director in 1991. The three films Gaga is handling were directed by Kore-eda in 1991-92 for the Fuji TV documentary program “Nonfix,” including his directorial debut, “However.”

This documentary, which critiques Japan’s social welfare system with a focus on an elite bureaucrat who commits suicide after coming under fire for refusing to compensate Minamata Disease victims,

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