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
93%
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"There’s inside and outside…These people are inside……I’m outside" - Anna

When Marnie was There is unfortunately Studio Ghibli’s last film until they take a break. Studio Ghibli produced animated classics such as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. This film, however didn’t have Hayao Miyzaki’s involvement in it. Anna is a socially distant girl living in the city. However, due to an asthma attack, she was asked to live in the...

4.0

My first film from Yonebayashi was Spirited Away which my then young teenage daughter got me to watch with her, and now as a young adult she organised me once again to see When Marnie Was There, I am hooked once again and was captivated from the very first scene, the animation style was just perfect loved the detailed scenery and the story line slowly...

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Wistful and stirringly humane...

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

4.0
Japan Times

Japan Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The animation is dazzling.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Wistful and stirringly humane...

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

4.0
Japan Times

Japan Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The animation is dazzling.

"There’s inside and outside…These people are inside……I’m outside" - Anna

When Marnie was There is unfortunately Studio Ghibli’s last film until they take a break. Studio Ghibli produced animated classics such as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. This film, however didn’t have Hayao Miyzaki’s involvement in it. Anna is a socially distant girl living in the city. However, due to an asthma attack, she was asked to live in...

4.0

My first film from Yonebayashi was Spirited Away which my then young teenage daughter got me to watch with her, and now as a young adult she organised me once again to see When Marnie Was There, I am hooked once again and was captivated from the very first scene, the animation style was just perfect loved the detailed scenery and the story line slowly...

5.0