Kore-eda honoured

'I'm just half way through my career'

by Amber Wilkinson

Hirokazu Kore-eda raises his Donostia
Hirokazu Kore-eda raises his Donostia Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival/Pablo Gomez
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda yesterday the first Asian filmmaker to be honoured with a Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at San Sebastian Film Festival.

The director has a long association with the Spanish festival, with his films - including Like Father, Like Son, Our Little Sister, The Third Murder and I Wish - appearing at the festival on 10 occasions. This year, he has brought his Palme d'Or winner Shoplifters.

Picking up his award last night, the 56-year-old told the audience: "I am just half way through my career, so I felt that a lifetime achievement award was a bit early for me."

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