Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
This Japanese anime is the deeply moving tale of a teenage boy and his young sister fighting to survive during World War II. Their home is destroyed, their father is a soldier who is away fighting, and their mother is killed by a bomb. At first they stay with an aunt - but she treats them badly, so they travel to the countryside where they find a cave to shelter in. The country is still under attack - but the light of the fireflies they capture to illuminate their cave provides a rare moment of joy. This harsh and haunting story is incredibly powerful and rewarding, and possibly the best war film ever made.
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To mark Roald Dahl Day and the great storyteller's centenary, we explore his wide-reaching influence and consider what sort of films he might be making today.
Reading time 8 mins
With the release of When Marnie Was There, Studio Ghibli's poignant final film, we take a look at what makes their animations so widely adored.
Reading time 5 mins
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