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J-Film: Our Little Sister

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18 Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

J-Film: Our Little Sister

Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.

From internationally acclaimed director Hirozaku Kore-eda, comes an adaptation of Yoshida Akimi's best-selling graphic-novel.

"Irresistible. An Intimate, Warm Embrace of A Film that Radiates Joy and Harmony. Deeply Charming and Quietly Moving." - Dave Calhoun TIME OUT

Three twenty-something sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large old house in the seaside town of Kamakura. When they learn of their estranged father's death, they decide to travel to the countryside for his funeral. There they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu for the first time and, bonding quickly, invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and begins a new life with her older sisters.

Amidst the many and varied colors of Kamakura's four seasons, the four sisters cause each other emotional anguish, and support each other through life's trials, developing a very special bond in the process. Set against the summer ocean sparkling with sunlight, radiant autumn foliage, a tunnel of gorgeous yet impermanent cherry blossom trees, hydrangeas damp from the rainy season, and brilliant fireworks heralding the arrival of another summer, their moving and deeply relatable story depicts the irreplaceable moments that form a true family.

Starring Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose


In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 126 min | 2015 | Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Image: © 2016 Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.

Film screening begins at 6:30 PM. 

Doors open 30 minutes prior to beginning of program.

No admission or re-entry will be permitted after 7:00PM or when seating is filled.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

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