Genre: animation, adventure, family
Translation: russian subtitles
Length: 98 min.
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.
Awards and festivals:
Asia Pacific Screen Award – Best Animated Feature Film
Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival – participation
Valladolid International Film Festival – participation
Hamburg Film Festival – participation
Montréal Festival of New Cinema – participation