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