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Our Little Sister (2014)

ACMI presents

Our Little Sister

Umimachi Diary

Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan | | PG

A gently poetic drama from Hirokazu Kore-eda, the Palme d'Or-winning director of Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language film, Shoplifters.

A delicate, unforced meditation on the bonds of family and the joys and wonders hidden in everyday life.

Los Angeles Times

Nominated for the Palme d’Or when it premiered in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Our Little Sister is directed by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Still Walking, I Wish).

In this poetic, gently-paced drama, the lives of three sisters – Sachi, Yoshino and Chika – are transformed when their orphaned half-sister, Suzu, comes to live with them. Veteran actress Kirin Kiki (Shoplifters, Sweet Bean) is perfectly cast in a lovely supporting role as the girls’ great aunt.

Our Little Sister plays as an encore on Cinema 3 after screening in ACMI's Matinees program in 2019.

Format: Digital
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Source: Rialto Distribution
Courtesy: Rialto Distribution
Duration: 127 min

Learn more

WATCH: The world according to Kore-eda
kogonada, Sight & Sound, Nov 2018

READ: Film of the Week: Our Little Sister
Jonathan Romney, Film Comment, Jul 2016


19 Nov 2020 – 28 Jan 2021


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127 mins



Mild themes and coarse language

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