Our Little Sister

Recommended

2016 | 126 minutes | Rated PG

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s luminous adaptation of Akima Yoshida’s manga series Umimachi Diary is a stealth masterpiece. Like his other films, Our Little Sister never draws attention to itself (or to its maker’s understated brilliance). He simply depicts four sisters going about their lives in coastal Kamakura, where plums grow freely, mackerel is plentiful, and the air glistens with humidity. The women have their flaws, like a fondness for the wrong men, but the better you get to know them, the harder it is to let them go. In that sense, his 12th narrative feature plays more like a miniseries than a movie.

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Film Credits
Director
Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast
Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose, Kirin Kiki, Shinobu Ohtake, Ryô Kase, Jun Fubuki