When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Studio Ghibli animated drama based on the novel by Joan G Robinson and directed by Hiroasa Yonebayashi, following up his 2010 directorial debut Arrietty. Rumoured to be the studio's last production.

When isolated Anna spends the summer in a sleepy town by the sea, away from her foster home, she encounters Marnie, a non-judgemental girl who befriends her. Anna grows to treasure and adore this newfound friendship, but it appears Marnie is connected to her in ways she may not realise…

2014Rating: PG, Mild Themes103 minsJapan
AnimatedKids & Family
93%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

There are no walking houses, magical forest creatures or one-way trains to the spirit world... but that doesn’t mean Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature isn’t brimming over with its own unique sense of enchantment.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

Wistful and stirringly humane...

4.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It’s a quiet film of modest narrative ambitions and simple shifts. But its technical and visual ambitions couldn’t be higher.

4.0
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Japan Times

Japan Times

press

All is finally illuminated, with a humanistic realism that is more Takahata than Miyazaki.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A beautifully animated tale of two young girls who discuss anything but boys.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The animation is dazzling.

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When Marnie was There is unfortunately Studio Ghibli’s last film until they take a break. Studio Ghibli produced animated classics such as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. This film, however didn’t have Hayao Miyzaki’s involvement in it. Anna is a socially distant girl living in the city. However, due to an asthma attack, she was asked to live in the...

4.0
0

My first film from Yonebayashi was Spirited Away which my then young teenage daughter got me to watch with her, and now as a young adult she organised me once again to see When Marnie Was There, I am hooked once again and was captivated from the very first scene, the animation style was just perfect loved the detailed scenery and the story line slowly...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

There are no walking houses, magical forest creatures or one-way trains to the spirit world... but that doesn’t mean Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature isn’t brimming over with its own unique sense of enchantment.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Wistful and stirringly humane...

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It’s a quiet film of modest narrative ambitions and simple shifts. But its technical and visual ambitions couldn’t be higher.

4.0
0
Japan Times

Japan Times

press

All is finally illuminated, with a humanistic realism that is more Takahata than Miyazaki.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A beautifully animated tale of two young girls who discuss anything but boys.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The animation is dazzling.

0

When Marnie was There is unfortunately Studio Ghibli’s last film until they take a break. Studio Ghibli produced animated classics such as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. This film, however didn’t have Hayao Miyzaki’s involvement in it. Anna is a socially distant girl living in the city. However, due to an asthma attack, she was asked to live in...

4.0
0

My first film from Yonebayashi was Spirited Away which my then young teenage daughter got me to watch with her, and now as a young adult she organised me once again to see When Marnie Was There, I am hooked once again and was captivated from the very first scene, the animation style was just perfect loved the detailed scenery and the story line slowly...

5.0
0