Japan/2014/103mins/ (U) Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayshi. With: Ava Acres, Kathy Bates, Eric Bauza.

When shy Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle for the summer, she discovers an old mansion surrounded by marshes, where she meets Marnie. The two girls instantly form a friendship that blurs the lines between reality and imagination, until one day when Anna starts to realise the truth about her new friend.

BRITISH CONNECTION

The film is based on a Joan G. Robinson’s novel of the same name, although it transposes the setting from Norfolk, United Kingdom in the original novel to Hokkaido, Japan.

 

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