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Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories…
2014 | Winner: Best Actress (Silver Berlin Bear)
2015 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress
2014 | Nominee: Best Film
2015 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress
2015 | 8 nominations including: Best Film
If you know Yamada then you'll know what you'll get with The Little House. Enjoyed the grandson taking grandmother to task on her rose-tinted view of the past. Almost as if Yamada was acknowledging his own detractors.
Some nice cinematography shines through in a few scattered places but ultimately the actors failed to register with me emotionally - something that Shochiku had proven to be capable of in the past.