When Marnie Was There

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Japan | 2014 | 103 minutes | Hiromasa Yonebayashi

July 3 - 23, 2015

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Ends Thu July 23
The gorgeous new animated film from Studio Ghibli is a sweeping tale of friendship, mystery and discovery that follows an insular young woman named Anna who meets the mysterious Marnie, forming a unique friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.

The newest feature from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can.

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

Presented in Japanese with English Subtitles, or in English with a voicecast that includes Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, and Vanessa Williams. See showtimes for details.

  • Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 103 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Presented in Japanese with subtitles and English dubbed versions
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: GKids