BIO: MIN VACKRA STJÄRNA
Hirokazu Kore-eda i huvudtävlan i Cannes 2022 med Min vackra stjärna (Broker). Filmen kretsar kring lådor som ställs ut där folk anonymt kan lämna sina oönskade nyfödda barn.
While preparing this film BROKER, I was able to hear their stories. They had grown up in orphanages, their parents having given up raising them for various reasons. There were some kids among them who asked themselves, ”Was it really a good thing for me to be born?”, and couldn’t give any definite answer to this most fundamental question about life.
Hearing that, there was nothing more I could say. What is the use of repeating easy words of solace?
Could I really declare to them that there is no one on Earth who didn’t deserve to be born?
For the sake of these kids, who must stubbornly live their lives fighting against the inner and outer voices that say you should never have been born, what kind of film can I offer?
In the making of this work, that question always stood at the center.
BROKER is a film in which I attempted to look directly at life, and stepped into the characters in order to speak directly with my own voice.
It’s a film that resembles a prayer, or a fervent wish.
– Kore-eda Hirokazu