The Wolf Children (Okami kodomo no ame to yuki)
- 117 min
- Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
- Cast: Voices of Kumiko Asô, Josh Grelle, Megumi Hayashibara
- Language: Japanese
Animated film about Yuki and Ame, children of human mother Hana and a mysterious wolf/human changeling father. Despite the straight-faced treatment of the notion of people changing into wolves, Hosoda's film is a beautifully realised, mature drama with expert storytelling, dealing with love, grief and the pains of growing up.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Wolf Children6 Feb 2013
Expert storytelling from Anime director Mamoru Hosoda
Although this Japanese animated film tells a story about people who can turn into wolves, it would be a mistake to assume that it is just for kids. Directed and co-written by The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’s Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children is a complex…
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