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Hey Brother


Presented by The Japan Foundation and ACMI

Her Brother

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

29 Nov

Her Brother is a moody family drama following the everyday affairs of an unconventional family in a traditional Japanese setting. Gen, a stubborn and strong-willed eldest daughter, does her best to juggle school, unwanted romantic advances, and the expectations of her Christian step-mother - all the while trying to look after her reckless younger brother Hekiro.

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  • Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Aya Koda, daughter of the Meiji era novelist Rohan Koda, Her Brother is one of Ichikawa’s most honoured films. This Cannes-award-winning film also earned the title of the Best Film of 1960 in the Kinema Junpo critics poll.

    Cannes Film Festival, Technical Grand Prize – Special Mention (1961). Kinema Junpo Awards, Best Film, Best Director (1961).

    Her Brother is screened as part of the Japanese Film Festival's Kon Ichikawa Retrospective.