WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (2014): HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS – By Nick Bradshaw

2018-02-04T01:17:51-08:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There transposes a classic of English children’s literature to modern-day Japan to tell the tale of an orphan discovering the dark secrets of her past, in what might well be the last in-house feature from the great animation house Studio Ghibli

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (2014) – Review by Kate Stables

2018-02-04T01:05:24-08:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Despite the absence of the kind of imaginative spectacle or battle sequences that galvanised Spirited Away (2001) and Princess Mononoke (1997), When Marnie Was There is expertly atmospheric. Its action is all contained within its emotional ebb and flow, as fierce as the tides that lap at Marsh House.