Beautiful, simple, and in hilariously somber fashion, while also revealing in all the complexities hiding underneath. Whether a lower class family in Japan, or a dysfunctional family of talents in France, Kore-eda always seeks the truth amidst all the dynamic. Not as self-contained or emotionally driven as his other films, but still resonant nonetheless. The mark of a truly brilliant filmmaker who shows that he can transcend cultural barriers and draw out what is necessary for the moment. This was definitely my thing.
Also he was very lovely and sweet in person.