Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister

Japanese drama follows a trio of sisters - Sachi, Yoshino, and Chika -  who take in a fourth, Suzu, the daughter from their father's second marriage. From the director of Like Father, Like Son.

"Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings..." (Cannes Film Festival)

2015Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language127 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

In recent years, Kore-eda Hirokazu has become one of my favourite filmmakers, and his latest is one of his best yet. It's a film of the utmost elegance and grace, and something like catnip if you're an admirer of Japanese culture. Here the master of domestic observation puts his focus squarely on sisterhood, with a tale of three young women adopting their half sister Suzu after their father's death. As an addition to the sisterly trio's home, Suzu's arrival brings about growth and awakenings in their lives, as well as her own.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

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Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest fractured-family drama is a graceful yet somewhat emotionally muffled portrait of four siblings.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

A film of quiet, telling moments, even when big revelations surface.

3.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Rather than lunging full-bore for the solar plexus, the truths it's telling creep up on you.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is such compositional flair here.

4.0
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SBS

SBS

press

There's no doubting the film's commitment to a compassionate understanding of the complexities of the human heart.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The result is an episodic, generous-spirited, pristinely shot and, quite frankly, somewhat dull effort.

0
Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

In recent years, Kore-eda Hirokazu has become one of my favourite filmmakers, and his latest is one of his best yet. It's a film of the utmost elegance and grace, and something like catnip if you're an admirer of Japanese culture. Here the master of domestic observation puts his focus squarely on sisterhood, with a tale of three young women adopting their half sister Suzu after their father's death. As an addition to the sisterly trio's home, Suzu's arrival brings about growth and awakenings in their lives, as well as her own.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest fractured-family drama is a graceful yet somewhat emotionally muffled portrait of four siblings.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A film of quiet, telling moments, even when big revelations surface.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Rather than lunging full-bore for the solar plexus, the truths it's telling creep up on you.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is such compositional flair here.

4.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

There's no doubting the film's commitment to a compassionate understanding of the complexities of the human heart.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The result is an episodic, generous-spirited, pristinely shot and, quite frankly, somewhat dull effort.

0

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