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Our Little Sister
Archived: Our Little Sister - Umimachi Diary (2015)

director: Hirokazu Koreeda

composer: Yôko Kanno
With: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, a.o.

duration: 128 minutes

Nominated for a Golden Palm, this is a story that revolves around three sisters living with their grandmother and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister. "The latest from the Japanese domestic maestro is a touching but unsentimental take on sisterly love. The film is quiet, understated and gentle, allowing the audience to take pleasure in teasing out its narrative subtleties, and presented with wonderful freshness and clarity." (The Guardian)


director: Hirokazu Koreeda
composer: Yôko Kanno
producer: Kaoru Matsuzaki
screenplay: Hirokazu Koreeda, based on the manga by Akimi Yoshida
Editor: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cinematography: Mikiya Takimoto
sound: Tsurumaki Yutaka

production company: Toho company

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: Japan
year: 2015

Official site


HIROKAZU KOREEDA (1962): Nonfix (1989, TV series documentary), However... (1991), Lessons from a Calf (1991), Kare no inai hachigatsu ga (1994), Maborosi (1995), Without Memory (1996, documentary), After Life (1998), Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), Hana (2006), Still Walking (2008), Daijôbu de aruyô ni: Cocco owaranai tabi (2008, documentary), Air Doll (2009), Ayashiki bungô kaidan (2010, TV series), I Wish (2011), Going my Home (2012, TV mini-series, director of 5 episodes), The Message from Fukushima (2012, documentary short), Like Father, Like Son (2013), Our Little Sister (2015).

Technical Specs

sound: Stereo 5.1
format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85
FPS: 24

Other festival films by director Hirokazu Koreeda

2013:Like Father, Like Son
2004:Nobody Knows


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