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When Marnie Was There (2014)

Hoezo in KINO

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty), When Marnie Was There has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax. Japanese language with English subtitles.


Credits

Regie
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Cast
Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima
Genre
Animation, Drama, Family
Speelduur
103 minutes
Land
Japan
Taal
Japanese
Ondertiteling
English

Storyline

Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there – a girl who may or may not be real.