When Marnie Was There

A Studio Ghibli Animation, Young school girl Anna Sasaki is a painfully shy artist who is sent to live with relatives in the countryside over the summer. While there Anna discovers an old abandoned mansion across the swamp where she meets a girl called Marnie who lives there. Anna and Marnie meet each night and become close friends but Anna is left wondering if Marnie is even real as only she has seen her. Over the coarse of the summer Anna comes out of her shell a bit more and discovers a true friendship with Marnie, but is it all real or just a dream.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Actors: Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Ava Acres, Vanessa L. Williams, Catherine O’Hara, John C. Reilly, Geena Davis

Year: 2014

Length: 103 Minutes

Classification: PG+ Mild themes

Rating:★★★★☆

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