This week will see the unveiling of the Cannes Film Festival lineup, with the possibility of Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s next film “After The Storm” (watch the trailer) sliding into the mix. But first, stateside fans of his delicate dramas will finally get to experience his previous effort “Our Little Sister,” and a new U.S. trailer has landed.
Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho and Suzu Hirose star in a movie about three sisters who meet their half-sister for the first time at their father’s funeral. And something gentle and quietly stirring soon follows, as only Kore-eda can conjure. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Our Little Sister,” directed by internationally acclaimed director Hirozaku Kore-eda, is adapted from Yoshida Akimi’s best-selling graphic novel “Umimachi Diary.” 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.
“Our Little Sister” opens in limited release on July 8th. Watch below.