Our Little Sister
CAST: Hirokazu Koreeda DIRECTOR: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Kitakyushu, Japan
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.
It's a movie that, by its serene final scene, changes its viewer. You leave happier, honored to have been, for two hours, part of this family.Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
...practices the same virtue as its characters, realizing that life is lived in the small moments as well as the great ones, and that being present in your own life is the greatest gift of all.Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl