Director Kore-eda Hirokazu's stunning Palme d'Or-nominated drama 'Our Little Sister' is adapted from Yoshida Akimi’s best-selling graphic novel masterpiece 'Umimachi Diary'.
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 with whom every one of us can relate.
★★★★ "Watching this film is a vitamin boost for the soul" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "A gentle, lyrical, beautifully shot story" - Kate Muir, The Times
★★★★ "An irresistible, light-filled family drama... slips down as easily as the many meals it shares with us" - Dave Calhoun, Time Out