Miraï, my little sister will surprise you (Review)

Miraï, my little sister will surprise you (Review)

A family chronicle as surprising as it is moving, by the director of The Wolf Children, Ame & Yuki.

Broadcast yesterday on Culture Box, Mirai my little sister is now available in replay, on France.TV. Do not miss !

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A pop refrain, a city seen from the sky, a series of family photos… In a few seconds, Miraï, my little sister places the emotion cursor in red, like Up there : the comparison between Mamoru Hosoda’s new film and the most moving Pixar is not accidental.

Both films begin as realistic chronicles before embarking on the loops of a grand animated adventure. Judge for yourself: Kun, a little boy, sees his life disrupted by the arrival of a little sister. After a big tantrum, he took refuge in the family garden and, from there, embarked on frequent journeys into a magical world…

From this postulate, Miraï, my little sister accepts everything except being predictable. No three-act structure, lazy plot, screenwriter’s gimmick or over-the-top “hero’s journey.” Hosoda refuses to take it easy, which will perhaps confuse spectators expecting an adventure story for the whole family: a paradox, as Mirai is a purely family film that crosses and transcends all ages. Incredibly rich, it moves from one register to another, from realism to fantasy, sometimes in the same sequence or the same shot. If he disperses a bit as if for fear of missing nothing (we go from a flashback during the Second World War to a crazy sequence in a station in a parallel universe), Hosoda succeeds with this magnificent Mirai to concentrate one of the essential strengths of animated cinema: putting the entire universe on the same level of reality.

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