In this Corner of the World heads to the Annecy 2017 Competition

This June distributor Manga Animatsu will be bringing In This Corner of the World, the inspirational and anticipated tale from acclaimed director Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle) to the UK Cinemas nationwide. To make it even more exciting, it has been announced that the film will participate in this year’s Annecy competition.

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Animatsu’s In This Corner of the World Releasing June

Animatsu Entertainment’s highly anticipated drama film, In This Corner of the World will be released theatrically in the UK & Ireland on 28 June 2017, the distributor confirmed today.

From the director of Mai Mai Miracle and the producers of Millennium Actress & Tokyo Godfathers. The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.

A sleeper hit in its native Japan, the independently produced In This Corner of the World grossed over $20 million and was awarded multiple accolades, including “Best Animation of the Year” and “Outstanding Achievement in Music” at the 40th Japan Academy Prize and the Hiroshima Peace Award at the 3rd Hiroshima International Film Festival.