IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD/Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD/Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni

Director : Sunao Katabuchi / Japan / 128 / Japanese / 2016

The award-winning story follows a young girl named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima where she marries Shusaku Hojo- a young clerk who works at the local naval base. Living with his family, Suzu becomes essential to the running of the household and creatively prepares meals during the tough wartime conditions while also carrying out daily housework. In 1945, intense bombings by the US military finally reach Kure with devastating effect to the townsfolk and their way of life. Suzu’s life is changed irrevocably, but through perseverance and courage, she manages to continue to live life to the fullest.

Director and Screenplay Sunao Katabuchi
Producer Masao Maruyama (Studio MAPPA) and Taro Maki (Genco, Inc) Based on the original work “In This Corner of the World” by Fumiyo Kouno
Animation Production MAPPA
Character Design and Animation Director Hidenori Matsubara
Music Kotringo

Awards / Festivals
3rd Hiroshima International Film Festival-Hiroshima Peace Film
Award , Selection of movies by MEXT – Specially Selection,
38TH Yokohama Film Festival – Best Film, Special Jury Prize,
Excellence Film, fuji Nobur Award
Best Music(Kotringo Won)
Best Director(Sunao Katabuchi)
31th Takasaki Film Festival – Horizont Award (Sunao Katabuchi)
90th Kinema Junpo Best 10 Award -Best Japanese Film, Best
Director Sunao Katabuchi, Reader’s Choice Best10, Reader’s
Choice of Director (Sunao Katabuchi)
26th Tokyo Sports Film Award- Best Film

 

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