Our Little Sister (PG)

Director Hirokazu Koreeda. Japanese Comedy/Drama with English subtitles

Three sisters live together in their late grandmother's house in the city of Kamakura. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman. They have lived together since their mum imitated her husband by running off with another man... Sachi, 29, the oldest Koda sister, a nurse at the local hospital, acts as a substitute mother to Yoshino, 22, and Chika, 19. One day, the threesome learns of the death of their "traitor" father and it is only halfheartedly that they go to his funeral. But in Yamagata something unexpected happens: they meet their half-sister Suzu, 13, there and immediately fall for the spell of this exquisite young creature. Sensing that Yoko, her father's widow, will not be a fit guardian. Sachi invites Suzu to move to Kamakura home…

Starring Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho Suzu Hirose, Ryô Kase, Ryôhei Suzuki

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A wonderfully paced, gentle and understated film about the tensions between three young sisters living together in contemporary Japan. A beautiful film in every way.

Just such a beautiful film. A portrait of a family of young sisters, family love, ancestry, a glimpse into Japanese culture and life. We commented after that we didn't want to let them go.