This article investigates the representation of Buddhist values through the interplay between drama and documentary in two of Kore-eda’s films—After Life (Wandafuru Raifu, 1998) and I Wish (Kiseki, 2011). It will argue that the spiritual aspirations of these two films is a product of their nondualistic treatment of a documentary and dramatic style of filmmaking.
"Between Documentary and Fiction: The Films of Kore-Eda Hirokazu,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 20
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol20/iss3/13