AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED FEATURE OPENS IN CANADA TORONTO, HALIFAX, VANCOUVER, CALGARY and OTTAWA

 

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 and the Jury Prize at ANNECY 2017.

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.

Film director Sunao Katabuchi began his career working closely with Hayao Miyazaki before directing his own animated films, including Katabuchi’s acclaimed animated features Mai Mai Miracle and Princess Arete.

 Animated feature In This Corner of the World opens this August (limited release). The film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 129 minutes.

 

Cinemas in Canada

August 18, 2017 – Limited Release

Toronto – Cineplex Yonge- Dundas

Halifax – Cineplex Park Lane

Vancouver – Cineplex The Park Theatre

Calgary – Cineplex Eau Claire

Ottawa – Cineplex South Keys Cinemas

 

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD

Shout! Factory Films and Funimation Films

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

 

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