OUR LITTLE SISTER, directed by internationally acclaimed directorHirozaku Kore-eda, is adapted from Yoshida Akimi's best-selling graphic novel "Umimachi Diary". Three twenty-something sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large old house in the seaside town of Kamakura. When they learn of their estranged father's death, they decide to travel to the countryside for his funeral. There they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu for the first time and, bonding quickly, invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and begins a new life with her older sisters.
Amidst the many and varied colors of Kamakura's four seasons, the four sisters cause each other emotional anguish, and support each other through life's trials, developing a very special bond in the process. Set against the summer ocean sparkling with sunlight, radiant autumn foliage, a tunnel of gorgeous yet impermanent cherry blossom trees, hydrangeas damp from the rainy season, and brilliant fireworks heralding the arrival of another summer, their moving and deeply relatable story depicts the irreplaceable moments that form a true family.
3 day rental • PG • 126 min. • Japanese with subtitles
“It's a movie that, by its serene final scene, changes its viewer. You leave happier, honored to have been, for two hours, part of this family.”
— Seattle Times
“Rarely has a film more eloquently captured the universality of human experience.”
— St. Louis Post
"OUR LITTLE SISTER is so meticulously shot and gracefully orchestrated that it can be considered a worthy contempo successor to Kon Ichikawa's masterpiece "The Makioka Sisters."
"Hirokazu Kore-eda’s story of siblings reunited has charm and hidden depths."
— The Guardian