In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

Anime feature adaptation of Fumiyo Kono's manga series which follows a young bride and her new family living near Hiroshima during World War II.

Suzu becomes essential to the running of her household, creatively preparing meals through tough wartime conditions while also carrying out the daily housework. In 1945, intense bombings by the US military finally reach Kure with devastating effect to the townsfolk and their way of life. Suzu's life is changed irrevocably, but through perseverance and courage, she manages to continue to live life to the fullest.

2016Rating: M, Mature Themes130 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
AnimatedDramaWarHistoricalWorld Cinema
Director:
Sunao Katabuchi ('Princess Arete', TV's 'Black Lagoon')
Writer:
Sunao Katabuchi
Cast:
Yoshimasa Hosoya

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In This Corner of the World / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Little-known Japanese animation studio MAPPA adds a sweet and respectful title to the enormous library of World War II cinema with this adaptation of Fumiyo Kono’s coming-of-age manga.

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Variety

Variety

A wistfully nostalgic time capsule of civilian life under the catastrophic tide of war.

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Total Film

Total Film

An exquisite portrait of Hiroshima before the bomb that conjures a powerful sense of what - and who - was lost.

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The Times

The Times

The quietly revealing tale from the director Sunao Katabuchi follows the childhood and arranged marriage of Suzu, an "ordinary", but utterly resilient girl, who also has a talent for drawing.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Confronting the horrors of history head-on can make for cinema that's impossible to shake, but Katabuchi's painterly, introspective film proves a sideways approach can be just as indelible.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

That's the beautiful idea – to depict the lives of ordinary people during an extraordinary time, rather than the actions of extraordinary people, like pilots and generals.

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Stuff

Stuff

A little gem that deserves to find a global audience.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The crowd-funded film's many charms spring as much from its tone of sorrow as from its lingering hope, ensuring the quiet, patient feature has a sizeable impact.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A gorgeously rendered and deeply personal portrayal of a young woman's life in the part of the world where history's greatest conflict reached a devastating conclusion.

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