Our Little Sister
The Third Murder
A young widow comes to terms with her husband’s sudden suicide in Kore-eda’s debut, an examination of mourning and regeneration. “Draws the viewer into its spiritual mood with one breathtaking shot after another” (New York Times).
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
A family of shoplifters and cast-offs float along the margins of Japan in Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner. “A perfect story about being human” (New York Times).
The incomparable Koji Yakusho plays a man who confesses to a murder but may be hiding a more complicated truth. “Kore-eda has a quietly seductive way of finding the sublime in the mundane” (Wall Street Journal).
Three sisters grieving their father’s death decide to “adopt” a teenage half-sister in Kore-eda’s captivating exploration of sibling ties, female relationships, and the passing of time. “Channels the Japanese master Ozu” (Sight & Sound).
The discovery that two boys were switched at birth leads to a meeting between two very different families in Kore-eda’s heart-rending yet surprisingly comic look at the nature-vs.-nurture debate and what it means to be a father.
Imported 35mm Print
A family reunites for the anniversary of a son’s tragic death in Kore-eda’s deceptively unadorned examination of grown children and growing-older parents. This Ozuesque film shows “a sage-like understanding of what makes modern families tick” (Time Out).
BAMPFA Collection Print
Welcome to the afterlife, where a busy production crew of angels films the favorite memories of the recently deceased. Kore-eda called this work entwining documentary and reality “a film about memory, and also a film about what it means to make films.”