As part of a program starting on 26 April 2019 the British Film Institute will present four films by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. The program named “Of Flesh and Blood” will include “Still Walking“, “After Life”, “Nobody Knows” and “Maborosi”. If you need information about the screenings, you can visit the BFI page.

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Apart from these screenings all four films will also be released on Blu-ray as a boxset including a newly recorded interview with Kore-eda and many other extras yet to be announced. According to amazon.co.uk the set will be released on 15 July 2019.

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