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The Little House

  • 6 Sep. (Sat.) 13:50 Will Hall
  • Japan/2014/136 min
  • Director: Yoji Yamada
  • Cast: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Chieko Baisho
  • Distribution: Shochiku
  • 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, Silver Bear for Best Actress: Haru Kuroki

Film adaptation of Kyoko Nakajima's Naoki Award winning novel of the same title, The Little House begins with Takeshi finding autobiographical notes written by his great aunt Taki when she was young. Back in 1936, Taki was working as a maid in a charming, modern-looking "little" house. The notes reveal the clandestine romance of the lady of the house, Tokiko. This latest film from Yoji Yamada depicts the mystery surrounding young Taki as she watches over the secret of her beloved Tokiko.