Per questo film, lo studio Ghibli abbandona quasi del tutto la storia di fantasia, per un racconto più reale ed umano. Un altro film che mostra la cultura giapponese, concentrandosi sulla realtà femminile. Viaggiamo tra i ricordi della protagonista con nostalgia e speranza, senza mai smettere di far sorridere. Ho atteso il finale col fiato sospeso e non ha deluso, regalandomi mille emozioni. I disegni, un capolavoro.
Probably the most accurate and authentic description of female puberty and coming of age I have seen in an animated film. That said flash backs where so intensely beautiful and full of life that the rest of the film taking place in a world of adults couldn't help but seem a bit stiff.
Such honesty and poetry of small things, this is such an underrated Ghibli film. Related so much to Taeko - from her childhood to the experiences and changes she's going through as an adult. The ending was the purest and most heartwarming moment I've experienced in a while
Walking with your past self while enjoying the present and facing up to the future. I have less use for the city mouse/country mouse plotline than I do for each flashback to childhood—this is the sort of noble movie that aspires to celebrate the big little moments of any ordinary life. It does so exquisitely; not even Pixar can get away with animation like this without throwing in talking dogs. Farewell, Takahata.
An underrated Ghibli triumph where the fantastical has been replaced by a sense of humane social realism. Its depiction of memory and its nature to reform the present resounds. There are echoes of Ozu in its representation of Japanese domesticity but with a progressive feminist undercurrent. A nourishing piece of the Ghibli pie alongside 'Whisper of the Heart'.