Our Little Sister

5 Oct 2016

Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda



128 min

Full of quiet joy and simple pleasures, this sublime and elegant production focuses on the lives of four young women, related through their late father, in provincial Japan. As the women attempt to help each other along, the film touches on themes of stolen childhood and genetic inheritance, but it also involves us in their daily lives over the course of changing seasons. In a manner similar to the little treats the women give each other, the film resembles a series of joyous surprises. Like beautiful embroidery, it’s the product of skill and patience that ultimately allows the
beholder to share in its state of grace.