Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Takes 'Our Little Sister' for North America

Hirokazu Koreeda's competition title premieres Thursday.

Ahead of its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Hirokazu Koreeda's competition title Our Little Sister has been acquired for North America by Sony Pictures Classic.

The story, based on a Manga comic, centers on three sisters who are getting to know their young half-sibling after their father’s funeral. 

Wild Bunch handled the sale.

THR's review of the drama described it as "an episodic, generous-spirited, pristinely shot and, quite frankly, somewhat dull effort which will probably play well in Japan where the leads are big stars and the graphic novel it’s based on is well-known."

Our Little Sister is a perfect match for Sony Classics, and we're really grateful that Wild Bunch and Gaga have entrusted us with this special film,” said a statement from Sony Pictures Classics.