When Marnie Was There
First screened in February 2016
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Animated. Voice Cast: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Toshie Negishi, Susumu Terajima, Nanako Matsushima, Hana Sugisaki, Hitomi Kuroki, Ken Yasuda, Shigeyuki Totsugi, Yûko Kaida, Kazuko Yoshiyuki. Screenplay: Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi (based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson). Twitter Capsule:
Plot, metaphysics can get a bit loopy but as a moving story of sad girl's coming of age it rivals Inside Out.
As the (professed) final film from Ghibli, this will always be a landmark. Its delineation of platon-ish intimacy between young girls is unusual and interesting.