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Kore-eda Hirokazu, Our Little Sister, 2015

Our Little Sister

15 Apr 20161 May 2016

Based on the award-winning manga series Umimachi Diary, Our Little Sister is the new film by acclaimed director Kore-eda Hirokazu (Like Father, Like Son, I Wish). Nominated for the Palme d’Or, this exquisite family drama, set across the varied colours of the four seasons, is one of the most graceful, tender and moving films of the year.

Sachi, Yoshino and Chika are three sisters living happily together in a relaxed, tight-knit seaside town south of Tokyo. When their long-estranged father passes away they travel to the countryside to attend his funeral, where they meet their shy teenage half-sister, Suzu. Bonding quickly, they invite the orphaned Suzu to live with them and she eagerly agrees, sparking a journey of self-discovery for all four sisters, looking back into painful pasts but also reaching forward to hopeful futures…

Filled with stunningly photographed landscapes and scene after scene of mouth-watering food, Our Little Sister is a sumptuous portrait of a beautifully elegant culture. But where its heart truly lies is in its depiction of intensely believable characters to whom every one of us can relate.

Our Little Sister trailer - in cinemas & on demand from 15 April

Our Little Sister, dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan 2015, 128 mins. Japanese with English subtitles.

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