From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara)

From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara)
  • 2011
  • Japan
  • 1h 31min
  • U
  • Directed by: Goro Miyazaki
  • Cast: Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 2 August 2013

Scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, this tale is set just before the 1964 Olympics.

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From Up on Poppy Hill

29 Jul 20133 stars

Studio Ghibli's latest is an oddly conceived animation that partners community spirit with incest

Studio Ghibli have never played it safe by churning out sequels and remakes; instead they have chosen to push boundaries, notably with 1988’s groundbreaking Grave of the Fireflies, which stunningly depicted the lingering last few days of two children…

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