Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Animation, Family, Science Fiction and Fantasy
English / Japanese
After a young girl named Okko loses her parents in a car accident, she is sent to live with her grandmother who runs a traditional Japanese inn on top of an ancient spring. After being told she will take over management of the hotel when she is older, Okko soon discovers it is home to some spirits that only she can see. These ghosts are not scary or intimidating but welcoming and kind, helping Okko adjust to her new life whilst they play games and keep her company. This sweet, slice-of-life children’s film tackles complex subjects such as loss and new beginnings with warmth, empathy and a lot of laughs.
A beautiful and touching animation based on an Irish folktale about a little girl who turns into a selkie.
5–11 years 92 mins
Extraordinary, Oscar-winning fantasy animated film from Japan following the down-the-rabbit-hole adventures of a young girl named Chihiro.
7+ years 125 mins
Max, a nine-year-old boy, runs away from home after an argument with his mother and soon meets a group of giant monsters who make him their leader.
7–14 years 99 mins
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As the BFI continues its Japan season with a new collection of five titles released on BFI Player, we take a look at the unique world of Japanese animation.
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