Japanese actress Kirin Kiki, a lifetime achievement award recipient at the Asian Film Awards. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Kirin Kiki, everyone’s favourite Japanese screen grandmother, on flowering late

The self-effacing actress, now 73, says she’s still working because, unlike some colleagues, she doesn’t mind playing characters her age or older, such as in the films of Hirokazu Koreeda

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Japanese actress Kirin Kiki, a lifetime achievement award recipient at the Asian Film Awards. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee is the film editor of the Post. Before joining the Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.