Kitchen Stove Films: Our Little Sister

The latest film in the Kitchen Stove Film Series explores the relationships of long-lost siblings.

Kitchen Stove Films: Our Little Sister

Japanese film Our Little Sister is the latest offering to come to Penticton through the Kitchen Stove Film Series.

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda (Like Father, Like Son, After the Storm) the film explores the story of three sisters: Sachi, Yoshiko and Chika. The three 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.

Our Little Sister is a film that captures the everyday pleasures and anguishes of family life. A film that encourages viewers to slow down and take stock of their lives’ defining moments.

“You are shaken, by the end, at how much you care about these women and how sorry you are to leave their company,” said A. O. Scott of the New York Times.

The film is screening at the Landmark 7 Cinemas in Penticton on Nov. 17.

Tickets are sold at the Penticton Art Gallery and the Book Shop, 242 Main St. (250-492-6661). All the films are screened at the Landmark 7 Cinema on Winnipeg Street. Series tickets are $38 for art gallery members and students and $44 for non-members and get access to four incredible films. Pre-purchased single tickets are $13 each.