When Marnie Was There, London

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When Marnie Was There
When Marnie Was There

Event Date

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Event Time

09:45 - 12:05


Phoenix Cinema,
52 High Rd East Finchley,
N2 9PJ


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Art and Design
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Human
  • Languages
  • Literacy
  • Personal
  • Physical
  • PSHE Education
  • Psychology
  • Social


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of When Marnie Was There as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive.

WHEN: Tuesday 11 February, 9.45am - 12.05pm (the event will start promptly at 10am)

WHERE: Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ.



Certificate: U - BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 7-14.

Language: Japanese (English subtitles)


*Educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked*


We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

Please contact info@intofilm.org with any queries.


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Film title

When Marnie Was There


Anna, a shy and awkward 12-year-old, finds it difficult to fit in, and when her anxiety-related asthma becomes more serious her foster mother sends her away to recover with relatives in the country. Initially unsure of herself but encouraged by her aunt and uncle, Anna befriends a mute boatman who lets her borrow his rowboat to explore her new surroundings. Drawn to a mysterious abandoned mansion on the other side of the marsh, Anna meets a spirited girl her own age called Marnie, and a deep friendship develops that Marnie makes her promise to keep secret.

Very mild threat, scenes of emotional distress.


Hiromasa Yonebayashi



Country of Production



  • Animation




103 minutes



Venue name

Phoenix Cinema


52 High Rd East Finchley,
N2 9PJ