After Life

Kore-eda Hirokazu | 1998 | ★★★★½
With a series of interviews, workers at an afterlife sorting station help the recently deceased to pick just one memory from their lives, which will be recreated for them on film, allowing them to take it with them into eternity, in Kore-eda’s decidedly low-key, yet terribly affecting, fantasy-drama. Mixing scripted footage with candid interviews that elicited real memories, After Life beautifully explores all the big questions about love, life, and death. Exquisite.