Japan, 2011, 91 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Gorō Miyazaki, Rated PG, Japanese with English Subtitles
"A departure for Studio Ghibli - an emotionally nuanced, nostalgic look at the past that is grounded in everyday reality but retains the humor and delight that are part of the studio's trademark." - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi and Shun – but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. The Ghibli legacy continues in the second directorial outing from Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill, a gentle and nostalgic film that highlights the trauma of war and the importance of confronting the past in order to move past it.
For over three decades, Studio Ghibli has transported audiences across the globe to magical realms filled with fantastic creatures and awe-inspiring sights. Led by co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the Japanese studio has garnered numerous awards, set box office records, and touched the hearts of children and adults alike. Join us for a two-week celebration as we present, in partnership with GKIDS, all 22 films (and one short!) in the Complete Studio Ghibli.