Makiko Esumi (left) and Tadanobu Asano in the film Maborosi.

Flashback: Maborosi (1995) – Hirokazu Koreeda’s mournful feature debut

Known for his heart-warming family dramas, the Japanese director’s beautiful yet sad feature debut is a stark illustration of a director’s journey through genres

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Makiko Esumi (left) and Tadanobu Asano in the film Maborosi.
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