About the film
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Actors: Haru Kuroki, Moka KamishiraishiOne day, Kun’s mother brings home a new family member. For the four-year-old boy, joy quickly turns to disappointment when the little sister replaces her brother as the center of attention. The boy can’t bring himself to accept her as his sister. But things turn magical when, with a mysterious garden as his gateway, the boy encounters his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man, and has a series of surprising adventures with his older sister from the future. These experiences change how he sees the world and help him grow into the big brother he was meant to be.
The latest film from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, creator of Summer Wars, Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast, continues his unique blend of humanist and fantasy themes that has made him one of the most exciting filmmakers working today.
Japanese with English Subtitles
“...a charming, resonant work... Hosoda has a lovely, light touch and leavens the proceedings with
dry, well-observed humour.” - The Hollywood Reporter
“A work of heart-swelling beauty and considerable charm...” - ScreenDaily
“....a story of such intimate, unpretentious simplicity... the work of a true auteur...” - Variety