When Marnie Was There
A film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Japan, 103 min

The newest feature from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can.

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

The English voicecast includes Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, and Vanessa Williams.

(All images © 2014 Studio Ghibli – NDHDMTK)


ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE


MAGICAL! STUNNING!
- Los Angeles Times


WONDROUS!
One of the most profoundly moving cinematic experiences to be had this year.

- Indiewire


LUMINOUS! RADIANT!
A world pulsing with wonder
and possibility!

- Boston Globe


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