Saturday, August 12, 2017

Japanese animated film In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に) in Pittsburgh, from August 18.

The 2016 Japanese animated film In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に), which will have a limited release in the United States from August 11, will play in Pittsburgh at the Southside Works Cinema from August 18. The distributor summarizes:
The award-winning story of IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, 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 underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.
An August 10 New York Times review writes:
But despite its setting in Hiroshima and the nearby port city, Kure, the new anime film “In This Corner of the World” is as soft as its brown-and-green palette, as romantic as its perpetually blushing protagonist, Suzu, a young wife coming of age during World War II. As war rages, Suzu’s endurance becomes the personification of hope for postwar Japan.
In June the movie was named the Best Film at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival.

Tickets are currently available online. Southside Works Cinema is located at 425 Cinema Drive in the Southside, one block from the Hot Metal Bridge (map).