Shunji Iwai burst onto the scene in 1993 with his TV drama, Fireworks. The touching childhood story won him critical acclaim and a director’s award. Now he has brought the fan favorite back for a movie adaptation that premiered on December 1st.
His films explore universal themes that resonate particularly well with Chinese audiences. We talked to some of the fans to find out just what they like about him so much.
It just goes to show, no matter what culture it’s from, true art transcends boundaries.
Editor: Zoey Zou