A charming, tender comedy that recalls Morita’s earliest narrative features, The Mamiya Brothers follows two siblings, the elder Akinobu (Kuranosuke Sasaki) and the younger Tetsunobu (Muga Tsukaji), 30-somethings who live together and have created an entire world unto themselves. But the comforts of routine and each other’s company do little to compensate for a glaring absence: any love life whatsoever for either. When Akinobu falls for a clerk at a video rental shop, Tetsunobu takes it upon himself to help his brother in his quest for romance, but of course, the best laid plans… A touching late career work, The Mamiya Brothers attests to the staggering scope of Morita’s filmic artistry.