Previously at the ICA - Films
28 Jun 2017 – 16 Jul 2017
This award-winning anime film follows a young girl named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima where she marries Shūsaku Hōjō, a young clerk who works at the local naval base. Living with his family, Suzu becomes essential to the running of the household and creatively prepares meals during the tough wartime conditions, while also carrying out daily housework. In 1945, intense bombings by the US military finally reach Kure with devastating effects on 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.
In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni), dir. Sunao Katabuchi, Japan 2016, 128 mins