Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. distribution rights for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes in-competition drama “Our Little Sister” (“Umimachi Diary”). The movie premiered at the festival on Thursday night. The filmmaker was last at Cannes with his 2013 drama “Like Father, Like Son,” which won the festival’s jury prize.
Here’s the official plot synopsis per Cannes: Three sisters – Sachi, Yoshino and Chika – live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father – absent from the family home for the last 15 years – dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.