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Big Joys, Small Sorrows

Shin Yorokobi mo Kanashimi mo Ikutoshitsuki

Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita
Japan, 1986


A couple who operate a lighthouse are visited by the husband’s father, who appears to have left home. Meanwhile, their son studies to achieve his dream of joining the coast guard.

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Big Joys, Small Sorrows Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1987 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

1987 | 3 nominations including: Best Film

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