Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Animation, Drama, Period and Historical, War Films
Japanese (English subtitles)
Based on the manga of the same name, In this Corner of the World is a historical anime set in Hiroshima and its surrounding areas during the 1940s. Suzu Urano is a young girl who, in 1944, moves to the small town of Kure (in Hiroshima) at the age of eighteen in order to marry naval base worker Shusaku. Living with Shusaku’s family, Suzu begins to play a large part in the running of the household, including the preparation of meals and rationing of food. As the threat increases in 1945, Suzu attends training against air raids, and the family come together to build an air-raid shelter in the garden. Despite its serious subject matter, this is a warm and gentle representation of war-time Japan, depicted with beautiful hand-drawn animation.
Available to stream
Bruno is kept in the dark by his Nazi commandant father about the neighbouring concentration camp, until he strikes up a friendship through the wire.
11+ years 90 mins
Possibly the greatest war film ever made, this anime is the deeply moving tale of a boy and his sister fighting to survive in World War II Japan.
11+ years 89 mins
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Also in cinemas are family animation The Son of Bigfoot and Hitchcock documentary 78/52, with My Cousin Rachel leading this week's DVD releases.
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