Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she's outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong — and shuts herself off from everyone around her. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend. As the summer goes on, Anna learns the truth about her family and foster care.
This beautiful and contemplative movie explores important questions about family, identity, and love.
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Actors||Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Grey Griffin, John C. Reilly, Vanessa L. Williams|
|Director||Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Jamie Simone|
|Running Time||103 minutes|
|Studio||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment|
|Release Date||Oct 6, 2015|