Umimachi Diary/our little sister (2015) Review

“A tender nostalgic narrative about the nature of sisterly relations and the beauty of transiency”. Introduction In the seaside city of Kamakura near Tokyo, three sisters, 29-year-old Sachi Kouda (Haruka Ayase), 22-year-old Yoshino Kouda (Masami Nagasawa) and 19-year-old Chika Kouda (Kaho), live together. Sachi, a nurse at a local hospital, has been a stand-in mother…

Air Doll (2009) Review

“Kore-eda, with his thoughtful and powerful visual composition, offers a sad and touching meditation on loneliness and subjective emptiness and the importance of love and desire to escape this subjective emptiness.”