When Marnie Was There

14 Dec 2016

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi



103 min

Anna, a sickly girl, is sent to live with relatives on the coast in order to get some fresh air. Walking near a marsh one day Anna befriends Marnie, who claims to live in an old mansion. At times, the house appears clean, lived in and full of guests, but it can also look empty and dilapidated. When she starts to dream about her new friend and the strange house, the line between the real and imagined
becomes blurred for Anna. Then there’s Marnie’s secret. Can Anna discover what it is in time to make a difference? Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, this is a beautiful hand-drawn animation of the highest quality with visual and narrative complexity to match.

Nominated Animated Feature Film Oscar 2016