In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sunao Katabuchi
  • Cast: Non, Megumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya (voices)
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 28 June 2017

Suzu (Non) is a young female artist living in Japan during WW2, who is jolted from her daydreams by bombing campaigns, culminating in the attack on Hiroshima. Exquisitely rendered study of survival in wartime, all the more effective for focusing on day-to-day details.

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In This Corner of the World

26 Jun 20174 stars

Beautifully rendered Japanese animation that takes a sensitive look at World War II

In films such as Barefoot Gen and Grave of the Fireflies, Japanese animation has explored World War II to frequently exalted, often harrowing effect. Sunao Katabuchi's adaptation of Fumiyo Kōno's manga comfortably joins their revered ranks, though it's…

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