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Pictures in the Park: When Marnie Was There (2015)
29th December 2016 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm
When Marnie Was There (U)
Thursday 29 December, Start 7pm
Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi,
Genre: Animation, drama
Language: Japanese, English Subtitles
Awards: 2016 Oscar Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film, Winner: Best Animated Feature Film – Chicago International Film Festival 2015
From legendary animation house Studio Ghibli comes this exquisitely crafted film based on the novel by British author Joan G. Robinson. Their final release, When Marnie Was There, is a suitably nostalgic and overwhelmingly moving story, as well as another superb artistic achievement.
Anna, an artistically gifted but timid girl, is sent to live with relatives on the coast to recover from an illness. While out exploring, Anna discovers an abandoned mansion, where she meets Marnie, a mysterious girl she spies through a window. Sometimes this strange house looks new, clean and full of guests; but at other times it’s empty and dilapidated. Which is real? Why are Anna’s dreams being invaded, and what is Marnie’s secret? With all the gentle, highly imaginative narrative complexity and visual grace that’s made the studio’s reputation, this is a beautiful drama and a fitting tribute to Ghibli’s filmography.
Tickets £4.50 available online soon and on the door.
Free unlimited tea and coffee.