My Easygoing Sister (2004)


A magical film that takes on an increasingly dreamlike quality the more it tries to return to reality. A young man writes a novel based on his memories of an illicit love affair with his older sister, then attempts to commit suicide on a snowbound mountain. Meanwhile, his older sister works overtime at her office on a holy night. Their present-day existences are punctuated with flashbacks to their memories/the events recounted in the novel. Two locations – the mountain and the city – and two time periods – the present and the past – become entangled, and eventually the siblings find themselves alone, watching fireworks fill the night sky. Is it a dream, or the afterlife? This feature-length work was SHIHIRI’s first theatrically-released film.

CAST: Aki Kajiwara / Sadaharu Shiota / Nao Omori / Tomokazu Miura / Makoto Sato

Based on COMIC: Naoki Yamamoto
Screenplay: Kei Shichiri
Cinematography: Masaki Tamura
Lighting: Yuzuru Sato
Music: Hidetoshi Takumi
Assistant director: Miwa Nishikawa
Producer: Toshihiro Isomi

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