When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Studio Ghibli animated drama based on the novel by Joan G Robinson and directed by Hiroasa Yonebayashi, following up his 2010 directorial debut Arrietty. Rumoured to be the studio's last production.

When isolated Anna spends the summer in a sleepy town by the sea, away from her foster home, she encounters Marnie, a non-judgemental girl who befriends her. Anna grows to treasure and adore this newfound friendship, but it appears Marnie is connected to her in ways she may not realise…

2014Rating: PG103 minsJapanStudio Ghibli
AnimatedKids & Family

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When Marnie Was There / Reviews

Variety

Variety

There are no walking houses, magical forest creatures or one-way trains to the spirit world... but that doesn’t mean Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature isn’t brimming over with its own unique sense of enchantment.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

It’s a quiet film of modest narrative ambitions and simple shifts. But its technical and visual ambitions couldn’t be higher.

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Japan Times

Japan Times

All is finally illuminated, with a humanistic realism that is more Takahata than Miyazaki.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A beautifully animated tale of two young girls who discuss anything but boys.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The animation is dazzling.

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