When Marnie Was There
Still from When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

classified U D

Studio Ghibli Summer

Film

Until Thu 18 Aug

Director
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Cast
Hailee Steinfeld, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams
Details
103 mins, Dubbed, 2015, Japan
Primary language
English

Based on Joan G Robinson's popular novel and transposed, via Japan’s legendary animators Studio Ghibli, to a sleepy seaside town in Hokkaido, Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty) tells a beguiling, bittersweet tale of a mysterious friendship.

Sent to spend the summer in a sleepy seaside town, sickly Anna (Hailee Steinfeld) befriends a curious blonde girl (Kiernan Shipka), who only she can see. The connection between them is instant, but Marnie is as elusive as a shadow and it is a friendship that is not without jealousy, tension and misunderstanding.

With characteristically exquisite hand-drawn animation, When Marnie Was There is an intimate, emotional journey into the friable quality of an adolescent girl’s self-worth.

  • Screenings of When Marnie Was There on Wed 17 Aug are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed