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Grave of the Fireflies

  • Film
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Best Studio Ghibli films: Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

A janitor rifles through the possessions of a recently deceased boy and throws out some ashes and bones from a tin. These remnants spark to life as the spirits of 14-year-old Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, who were caught in the devastating attacks on the city of Kobe during the final months of the Second World War. In flashback, we witness the anguish of Seita and Setsuko as American bombers blitz Kobe, transforming the city into a flaming hell, which ultimately claims the life of the children's mother.

Written by Tom Huddleston

Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Friday 24 May 2013
  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Isao Takahata
  • Screenwriter:Isao Takahata
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