WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (思い出のマーニー)

Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 2014 | 103 min.

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: Japan

Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

Genres: Anime, Asian, Coming of Age, Drama, Fantasy


Synopsis

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge her for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her new found friend…

Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is the latest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of ARRIETTY.

『借りぐらしのアリエッティ』などの米林宏昌が監督を務め、ジョーン・G・ロビンソンの児童文学を映画化したファンタジーアニメ。北海道を舞台に、苦悩を抱えて生きる12歳の少女杏奈と彼女同様深い悲しみを心に宿すミステリアスな少女マーニーとの出会いを描写する。『ジョーカーゲーム』などの高月彩良と『リトル・マエストラ』などの有村架純が声優を担当。主人公たちの目線で捉えた物語に心打たれる。

Screenings

Saturday, April 18 6:00 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
Sunday, April 19 4:45 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Producer Koji Hoshino, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Toshio Suzuki, Geoffrey Wexler
Cast Kasumi Arimura, Hitomi Kuroki, Nanako Matsushima, Ryoko Moriyama, Sara Takatsuki, Susumu Terajima, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Writer Masashi Ando, Keiko Niwa, Joan G. Robinson, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Other Crew Atsushi Okui

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