Keisuke Kinoshita's "Big Joys, Small Sorrows" (at the Kokusai) is a charmingly apt title for an unabashedly sentimental and old-fashioned paean to the enduring virtues of family life. It's the 48th film by the 73-year-old director-and a remake of his 28th.
A Shochiku presentation. Producers Nobuyoshi Ohtani/Soya Hikida; Kazuo Watanabe/Masatake Wakita. Writer-director Keisuke Kinoshita. Camera Kozo Okazaki. Music Chuji Kinoshita. Art director Nobutaka Yoshino. Film editor Yoshi Sugihara. With Go Kato, [Reiko Ohara], Yoko Shinoyamna, Hayao Okamoto, Kunio Konishi, Hitoshi Ueki, Misako Konno, Kiichi Nakai, Ken Tanaka. In Japanese, with English subtitles.