In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni)
In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017)

"In This Corner of the World is an incredibly exquisite, artful and socially relevant film that will impact everyone who sees it. We're really proud in presenting this remarkable, hand-drawn animated film to North American movie… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In This Corner of the World offers a unique ground-level perspective on an oft-dramatized period in history, further distinguished by beautiful hand-drawn animation.

Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

An elegant reminder that we can never forget what life during wartime does to the human soul.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

[Suzu's] life is treated as thoroughly unexceptional ... except of course it isn't. Besides a heart full of (hesitant) love and a soul full of (bashful) virtue, she has the artist's drive to capture the passing world

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James Verniere
Boston Herald

Haunting, award worthy, anime evocation of life before and shortly after the bombing of Hiroshima.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

From the casualties-of-war file comes a gorgeous-looking animated feature from the writer-director Sunao Katabuchi.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

The painterly beauty of anime detaches the viewer from the terrible events depicted, but it also makes these cataclysms more accessible to the imagination.

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Roxana Hadadi
Chesapeake Family Magazine

The animated In This Corner of the World follows a Japanese girl's coming of age in Hiroshima during World War II, and is often beautifully animated and deeply sad.

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Alan Zilberman
Washington Post

"Corner" is a deeply sympathetic tale, using the possibilities of animation not just to pique curiosity, but to devastate.

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Andrew Lapin
NPR

It's the images that are meant to stay with us, and they do.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

The film is somehow both comfortable and disquieting -- haunting but hopeful -- in its depiction of ordinary lives trapped in an unseen march toward a terrible event.

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