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Thank you for your support. In other words, the beginning of those black and white masterpieces was one of familiar tranquility.
Our Little Sister
A tranquility then threatened and finally restored. Let's think to "Tokyo Monogatari" in which at the end the old mother went back to the village where the younger daughter waits for her. Or the old father giving her daughter as spouse to another house at the end of "Sanma no aji". So there the key was finding the harmony. Like the regular sound of wood made by a bamboo fountain in a Japanese garden. Here in "Our little sister" we start from a situation of familiar disorder and in the end nothing changes so much.
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The hardships of the three sisters remain the same. Sachi, little older one, still leads all the house and the garden by herself. Yoshino, the lovable middle one, still looks for a new boyfriend whit sister stopping the habit of drinking alone. Chika, the little one, still date with his naif boyfriend.
But in the middle of all this something happened. They accepted in their lives the young sister Suzu, born after their father divorced. This young girl brought to their life a moment of happiness as well hope to going on to what they were doing. Suzu didn't change their life. Is not what can be called aked familiar earthquake". She should be compared nothing more to a blow of spring wind refreshing the house of the three vicki chase bio. This is another great difference from past production.
We don't have strongly deep feelings. The sisters lives the joy of everyday.
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Somebody criticize Koreeda for this aspect accusing him of making a movie of good atmosphere and not of emotions. However family has changed. Japan has changed. The three sisters here stands for the contemporary Japan with low birth rate and feared by the earthquake of A Japan concerned more to what is going on today then to what can happen tomorrow.
So we find ourself on the other side to the society growing fast, sometimes too much, in the Ozu's productions where smoking chimneys made their comparison a lot of times. The end show us this idea more clear. The four girls looks over the sea on a shore while speaking about their future without having great expectations.
We find no more girls waiting for their boyfriends while practicing on surf as aked Kitano's "A sister at the sea". A masterpiece filmed fingering themselves in public nude the highest economic welfare of Japan of the late 80es. In Koreeda's movie we find little girls simply hoping their everyday life can be as always was until then.
With hardships but also joy. Without concerning too much about past,that is to say family and father, and future,or marriage and work. Paradoxically a contemporary return to the simplicity of "mono no aware". The medieval Japanese aesthetic principle of enjoy what is short-lived.
As the cherry blossoms. As the windy teenage pureness of Sachi. The little sister that brings happiness.
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Yokohama Film Festival Best Film. Films directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Lessons From a Calf However Categories : films Japanese-language films s drama films Japanese films Japanese drama films Live-action films based on manga Films directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda Films set in Kamakura Umimachi Diary.