Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister

Original title: Umimači diary
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Haruka Ajase, Masami Nagasawa, Naho, Suzu Hirose, Džun Fubuki
Country: Japan
Year of production: 2015
Length (min): 128
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Film Europe
Section: Profile: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Sponsors: Česko-japonská společnost

Sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a big house. When their father, who left them fifteen years ago, passes away, they travel to attend his funeral. In the countryside where he was living, they meet their teenage step-sister, Suzu. They quickly grow close and offer her to live with them. Suzu agrees and the four sisters start a new life full of happy twists. The Chekhovesque melodrama was nominated for an Oscar and won an Audience Award at San Sebastian IFF.

Hirokazu Kore-eda

The Japanese director follows the tradition of Japanese cinema, characteristic for its humanism, compassion and understanding. He has made several documentaries and is well-known among audiences as well as critics thanks to his live-action debut Maborosi. His following films have also enjoyed success at festivals worldwide. His second-to-latest film Shoplifters won a Palme d'Or at Cannes.

With support

Česko-japonská společnost

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