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When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There
  • 2014
  • Japan
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Cast: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 15 October 2015

When asthmatic 12-year-old Anna suffers panic attacks and finds it hard to make friends, her parents send her to her aunt and uncle in the country for the summer, where she finds a new friend in (possibly imagianary) Marnie. Proof that Studio Ghibli has life beyond Miyazaki; a beguiling, delicately executed, almost Hitchcockian tale about complex emotional issues.

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When Marnie Was There

6 Jun 20164 stars

Charming, Oscar-nominated animation from the ever-reliable Studio Ghibli

Animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli continues to prove that there is life beyond Miyazaki. Their first Japanese / European co-production The Red Turtle was a highlight of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Oscar-nominated When Marnie Was There marks a…

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