At the press conference in front of Japanese reporters, Koreeda revealed that he likes this film a lot and to be able to bring this to Cannes and be accompanied by the four actresses made him extremely happy. This is Koreeda's fourth time participating in Cannes since he won the judges' award for "Soshite Chichi ni Naru" two years ago. Although he is happy about being invited to the festival again, Koreeda also expressed his fear that he may subconsciously come to expect that this to be the norm thus tried to put in extra effort in this film so as to show the changes in the relationships between the four sisters Ayase commented that she always had this impression that the festival was one where many movie lovers gathered and she was glad to be able to be here. Nagasawa said that the energy she experienced here makes her want to work even harder. Kaho expressed her happiness at meeting people from all over the world while Hirose commented that this was a rare experience for a 16-year-old and hoped that she would be able to come back again.