Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life’s amenities she still has to maintain the will to live.
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Just stunning. Such a beautiful, lovingly crafted animation that is possibly the most mature look at war I’ve ever seeing a children’s film. It’s often haunting and heart-breaking but pushes through to inspire faith in this tale of a young woman’s journey through a life in wartime. 4.5 stars
I watched this on an airplane and so many feelings, so many feelings, it was good the cabin lights were turned off because I was shaking some times. It's WW II in all its horror and industrial monstrosity and yet humanity remains the center of it all. The texture was beautiful.
(Vu en DVD) Le quotidien d'une jeune femme dans le Japon en guerre, du côté d'Hiroshima. Sans être très original, le film sait se montrer émouvant en restant sobre, avec un style visuel bien à lui. Seul le sort de certains perso secondaires (la prostituée, l'ex-amoureux) demeurera assez confus, du fait de traitements "poético-oniriques" bien maladroits. Il faut aussi supporter une héroïne assez bêta dans son genre...
Couldn't believe my luck when I saw that the public-library service Hoopla had gotten this movie. (They also recently added Napping Princess!) So much stunning & subarashii anime cinema these days. Seeing the second world war through the eyes of ordinary people in Japan never ceases to provoke thought, and ITCotW spares no effort on honest storytelling. Recced to everyone.
Drôle et tellement touchant, ce film est un équilibre parfait entre la terreur des bombardements d'Hiroshima et les moments simples de la vie qui nous font nous sentir vivant.
Une vraie perle d'animation