Grave of the Fireflies
During the Second World War, two young siblings, Seita and Satsuko, who have separated from his parents after an American bomb, the thing that brings terrible for them and makes their life in danger, as they struggle against survival in such a hard atmosphere.
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Senses of Cinema
July 30, 2010 The ephemeral fireflies, which fascinate the children and accompany them everywhere, become a potent and lyrical symbol of the fragility, brevity and beauty of life.Read in Source
May 23, 2013 There are magical moments of natural beauty and childish delight, too - which only make the tragedy even more harrowing.Read in Source
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010 Japanimation WWII tragedy the saddest. Cartoon. Ever.
January 01, 2000 An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation.Read in Source
May 27, 2013 The stylised images suit the simplicity and gravity of a grim story of love, sacrifice and survival in the face of adult indifference and cruelty.Read in Source
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 11, 2013 Such odd hopefulness, flitting around a child, mixed with the overwhelmingly sad, pervades Isao Takahata's film. And all around Seita and Setsuko, nature, in the face of human destruction and tragedy, persists in its beauty.Read in Source
Little White Lies
May 23, 2013 The idea that "War is Hell" has almost become something of a climatic cliché, but Takahata's film explores this well-worn slogan from new, exciting and harrowing angles.Read in Source
February 20, 2014 Isao Takahata's masterpiece is one of the most profound anti-war statements ever brought to cinemaRead in Source
July 14, 2002 Writer-director Isao Takahata, a frequent collaborator of Miyazaki's at Studio Ghibli, adapted a partly autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, and his handling of the tragic story is masterfully understated.Read in Source
Reel Film Reviews
November 30, 2013 ...a well-made and heartfelt drama that's just not as engrossing as it should be.Read in Source
May 14, 2013 Isao Takahata's powerful anti-war movie is all the more harrowing for the care we invest in its beautifully drawn children.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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