Now Showing | 'In This Corner of the World' tugs heartstrings in grim setting
“There have been previous anime films set around the devastation in Hiroshima, but none with the ultimately uplifting and positive message of In This Corner of the World, so we can’t wait to bring this beautiful film to Annecy,” Animatsu Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Jerome Mazandarani said. “We believe the rest of the world will share our enthusiasm for this story.”
In This Corner of the World tells the story of the adolescent Suzu, 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, however, underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country.
The film already garnered awards including Animation of the Year at the 40th Japan Academy Prize, Best Music Score for Kotoringo and Ofuji Noburo Award at the Mainichi Film Concours. Its latest achievement is getting the Jury Award at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.