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When Marnie Was There


Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima View All


Keiko Niwa (Screenplay), Masashi Ando (Screenplay), Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Screenplay), Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Director) View All

Release: Jul. 19th, 2014
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
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Director, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, has directed other features for the studio and in close company of the crowning king of Studio Ghibli himself, Hayao Miyazaki, but here the director really seems to set himself free from forms and shapes previously created by the studio, while maturing into his own li....
Obviously its terrible because we will never get the joy of watching a new Ghibli movie, and because to be brutally honest their goal of sending a new wind to shake anime to its core and change the way it was made forever didnt really get accomplished.
While I'm not inclined to think of it as a contender for the best film Studio Ghibli ever produced, I reckon that, in very much the same way that The Wind Rises was the right film for Miyazaki to retire on, so too is When Marnie Was There a good film with which Studio Ghibli can conclude an extremel....