• 2018
  • Japan
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
  • Cast: Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki,
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 2 November 2018

Kun (Kamishiraishi) is a four-year-old boy obsessed with trains who struggles to adjust to the arrival of his baby sister. Animated domestic fantasy brimming with sweetness, charm, whimsy and some epic tantrums. The influence of Studio Ghibli is unmistakable but Hosoda’s playfulness and generosity of spirit are all his own.

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