★★★★ - EMPIRE | ★★★★ - The Telegraph
This beautiful, painterly animated film is set against the backdrop of WWII and follows the coming-of-age story of Suzu from her care-free childhood days in a small port town in the 1930s, to her moving near Hiroshima at age 18 to be married.
As the war encroaches further into her life with the bombing raids becoming more frequent and the rations more frugal, Suzu tries to support her new family; but when the atomic bomb is dropped everything will change.
A tender, haunting and deeply moving account of courage and quiet heroism.
1 2016, 128mins