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When Marnie Was There

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Original title
Omoide no Mânîaka
AKA
  • 思い出のマーニー
  • Omoide no Marnie
  • When Marnie Was There
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Niwa Keiko, Ando Masahi (Book: Joan G. Robinson)
Music
Takatsugu Muramatsu
Cinematography
Animation
Cast
Producer
Studio Ghibli
Genre
Animation. Drama. Fantasy | Friendship. Teen/coming-of-age. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Movie Groups
Studio Ghibli (+ Related Films)
New
Official Site
http://marnie.jp/index.html
Synopsis / Plot
Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...
Awards
2015: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
2015: Annie Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Animated Feature - Independent
2015: Gijón Film Festival: Official Selection (Animation)
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