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Hotaru no haka

Isao Takahata Japan, 1988

Rafael Zen's rating of the film Grave of the Fireflies

It's a brave animation, but in my opinion tends for the big drama. I really like some directing choices: the close ups, monologues, some action scenes: they make this look just like a war movie. But it's not the kind of gimmick I have strong feelings for: this won't make me cry - and it's funny how many people describe this as the "one film you are going to cry watching". Not my kind of saga.