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Animezing: When Marnie Was There

  • JICC, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20036 (map)

When Marnie Was There | Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi | May 27, 2016

Friday at 6:30PM | Drama | 2014 | 103 min | Rated PG

In Japanese with English Subtitles

"Magnificent!"

- David Ehrlich, Time Out New York

 

"Breathtaking!"

- Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

2016 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Animated Feature

Winner of Best Animated Feature at the 2015 Chicago Children's Film Festival

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.

Starring Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click HERE to register.

In the event of a cancellation, please contact us at jicc@ws.mofa.go.jp.

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Program begins at 6:30PM; doors open at 6:00PM.

No admittance after 7:00PM or once seating is full.
Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee a seat.

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