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A family sitting in a traditional Japanese house in traditional clothing.
The Makioka Sisters


Presented by The Japan Foundation and ACMI

The Makioka Sisters

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

1 Dec

Beautifully shot in vivid colour, The Makioka Sisters follows the lives of the affluent Makioka family in the lead up to the Pacific War. Following their father’s death, the eldest sister and her husband strive to keep their household together - from finding a suitable groom for the terribly shy third sister, to dealing with the rebellious youngest sister’s scandals.

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  • Set against a backdrop of changing times, this film is a graceful study of family, relationships, and fading traditions.

    Adapted from the literary classic of the same name by one of Japan’s greatest novelists, Junichiro Tanizaki.

    The Makioka Sisters is screened as part of the Japanese Film Festival's Kon Ichikawa Retrospective.