The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.
Experience the critically-acclaimed World War II drama about life in Hiroshima, that has touched audiences worldwide. In select theaters U.S. beginning August 11th.
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Written and Directed by Sunao Katabuchi; Based on the Award-Winning Manga by Fumiyo Kounoe
WHAT: An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, “In This Corner of the World” is a captivating story about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Based on the award-winning Japanese manga by Fumiyo Kouno, In This Corner of the World is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA. Bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, this acclaimed animated feature recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize. The film has been selected to screen in competition this week at Annecy 2017 and will have its North American film festival premiere in competition at LA Film Festival (June 20).
“In This Corner of the World” will open across U.S. cinemas on August 11, 2017 from Shout! Factory Films & Funimation Films.
IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD
Shout! Factory Films and Funimation Films
Movie opening date: August 11, 2017
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Voice Cast: Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Inaba, Minori Omi, Daisuke Ono
Written by: Sunao Katabuchi
Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno
Produced by: Taro Maki and Masao Maruyama
Genre: Animated Feature
*Japanese with English subtitles
MPAA Rating: PG-13