One of the greatest of all films produced by Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata’s heartbreaking tale follows a teenage boy left to care for his younger sister after they’re separated from their parents in the aftermath of a WWII bombing raid.
“An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation,” wrote Roger Ebert, and the Quad is honored to give this overwhelming and profound work of art the attention and theatrical showcase it has long deserved but seldom received.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
30th Anniversary release. A GKIDS release.
Premiere NYC theatrical engagement.
© Akiyuki Nosaka / Shinchosha, 1988