Koreeda follows in the steps of Western directors such as Ken Loach and Andrea Arnold with Our Little Sister, embracing the social realism genre with three Japanese sisters in this heartwarming insight into their regular lives.
The eldest and youngest sisters carry the story, with their acting channeling the work of Setsuko Hara for a contemporary audience.
Koreeda is the next Japanese auteur, with his films portraying an equal joy where Yasujiro Ozu’s films conveyed great sadness. This is a journey of real people trying to find happiness and live their life; it’s a beauty to watch.
A tranquil dance through Japanese life. Hirokazu Koreeda’s latest Japanese blockbuster is reflective of a modern day Yasujiro Ozu. A modern master delivers a masterpiece, and here’s to the next one.
CAST: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose.
DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Koreeda
WRITER: Hirokazu Koreeda
SYNOPSIS: A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother’s home and the arrival of their 13 year-old half sister.