Foreign Film Series

 

The Foreign Film Series provides the Cedarville community an opportunity to view interesting and challenging films from around the world. The series allows viewers to peer into often unfamiliar cultures through the eyes of the cultures themselves.

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In this Corner of the World

Japan/Anime
Thursday, March 12th, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m., BTS 104

Trailer IMDB (7.8 stars) Rotten Tomatoes 97% Fresh)

Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, In This Corner of the World tells the emotional story of Suzu, a young girl from Hiroshima, who's just become a bride in the nearby city of Kure during World War II. Living with her husband's family, Suzu has to adjust to her new life, which is made especially difficult by regular air raids. But life must go on, and Suzu — through the help of her new family and neighbors — begins to discover the joys of everyday life in Kure. Much is gained in Kure, but with war, many things cherished are also lost.

Director: Sunao Katabuchi

Reviews:

"It has jaw-droppingly gorgeous settings, in which all the buildings are depicted with full accuracy, as are the homes of the peasant families who live on a mountain slope, overlooking the (largely wooden) city."
– Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"'Corner' is a deeply sympathetic tale, using the possibilities of animation not just to pique curiosity, but to devastate."
– Alan Zilberman, Washington Post
"It's the images that are meant to stay with us, and they do."
– Andrew Lapin, NPR
"An elegant reminder that we can never forget what life during wartime does to the human soul."
– Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com