2004, Japan, 140’, Color, Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu, Hanae Kan, You, Kazuyoshi Kushida
2004 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor
2004 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or Nominee
2004 Numerous awards from Valladolid, Santa Fe, Yokohoma, Hochi, Ghent and other film festivals
An incredible children’s movie from Far Asia…
Four siblings live happily with their mother in a small apartment in Tokyo. In fact, the children all have different fathers and have never been to school. The very existence of three of them has been hidden from the landlord. One day, the mother leaves behind a little money and a note, charging her oldest boy to look after the others. And so begins the children’s odyssey, a journey nobody knows.