In 1945, intense bombings by the US military finally reach Kure with devastating effect to the townsfolk and their way of life. Suzu’s life is changed irrevocably, but through perseverance and courage, she manages to continue to live life to the fullest. This beautiful yet tragic tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.
The charming and cheerful character of Suzu highlights the noble spirit of the Japanese, making In This Corner of the World an uplifting coming-of-age story and a timeless classic with universal appeal for a modern audience.
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni by Fumiyo Kouno.
“Suzu’s story becomes so deeply personal that when an animated hand waves at the audience at the film’s conclusion, we will feel like waving back, like we would to a friend.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times