In This Corner of the World
Summer of Animation
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Length: 130 min
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Cast: Rena Nonen, Yoshimasa Hosoya
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
The award-winning story follows a young girl named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima where she marries Shusaku Hojo – a young clerk who works at the local naval base.
Living with his family, Suzu becomes essential to the running of the household and creatively prepares meals during the tough wartime conditions while also carrying out daily housework.
In 1945, intense bombings by the US military finally reach Kure with devastating effect to the townsfolk, and Suzu’s life is changed irrevocably.
“Heartbreakingly Beautiful” – HeyUGuys
“Powerful and touching” – The Upcoming