Sachi, Yoshino and Chika are three sisters living happily together in a relaxed seaside town south of Tokyo. When their long-estranged father passes away they meet their shy teenage half-sister at his funeral. 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 in order to reach forward to more hopeful futures.
very heartwarming film
- Our Little Sister review by DS
Beautiful touching story, the way its told feels like the sisters are a real family, there is an immediate chemistry, and I love how they showed lots of little special every day moments , the diary story telling is very effective.
Gentle and enjoyable family drama. Interesting glimpse of Japanese society and its values. Good to see a film with strong roles for women who are not defined solely by their relationships with men.
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Lovely, gentle film
- Our Little Sister review by VS
I thoroughly enjoyed this film in different ways: the landscape, the depth of character of the protagonists, the way that emotional issues and family dynamics were skilfully and gently handled. It was refreshing to watch something lacking in violence and sensual rather than sexual, at that same time not childish. Loved the attention to food, stimulated my appetite and made me want to visit Japan.