In This Corner of the World – movie

Girl In This Corner of the World is an animated film directed by Sunao Katabuchi and based on the works of Fumio Kouno. This is the story of young Suzu, who lives in the Hiroshima region from the 1930’s onwards. Suzu has artistic leanings, and the love of her life is a youth who becomes a naval officer, but she is married in an arranged marriage to a young man who works at the naval dockyard in another town. She finds herself in another household with a critical sister-in-law, and her life is increasingly one of making-do. And then American bombers start operating in the area. The shadow of the Hiroshima bombing hangs over the latter part of the movie.
An elegy to a lost past.
Highly recommended.

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