Director: Goro Miyazaki

Japan, 2011, Animation/Drama/Family, 91min, English subtitles

From legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and The Secret World of Arrietty, comes this new anime. A nostalgic love story, it is set in Yokohama in 1963, the year before the Tokyo Olympics and a time of hope and social change for Japan. Two young students Umi and
Shun get together with their friends to protect the school’s beautiful old rambling clubhouse from being demolished by a local developer.

Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class.

class activity: manga masks

Umi and Shun look like typical anime characters. Do you know any others? Find out more about anime and manga art. Then design your own manga mask to bring to the IFI on the day of the screening. Before the film, we’ll have a parade of masks!
Research tips: Check out any type of manga art/ comics or watch these films: Spirited Away, Ponyo, The Secret Works of Arrietty, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro

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