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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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Category: Edition 2015

Anna is a twelve-year-old, orphan, timid and loner girl, who lives in Sapporo, in Japan, with her foster parents. One day at school she is struck by a severe asthma attack, so her foster parents decide to send her to spend the summer with two their relatives, Setsu and Kiyomasa Oiwa, in Kushiro, a seaside town, where the air is clearer. There Anna, wandering alone, sees an apparently abandoned mansion, and meets Marnie, a beautiful and mysterious girl with long and blonde hair who lives in the mansion. Anna and Marnie immediately become best but secret friends. Meanwhile, Anna sees that the mansion seems to be uninhabited at daytime but comes to life again at night, and can’t shake the feeling that Marnie and the mansion are strangely familiar.

Original Title OMOIDE NO MÂNÎ
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 103'
Production Year 2014
Nationality Japan
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Screenplay Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Based on the book “When Marnie Was There”
by Joan G. Robinson
Production Design Yohei Taneda
Music Takatsugu Muramatsu
Original Voices Sara Takatsuki (Anna Sasaki)
Kasumi Arimura (Marnie)
Nanako Matsushima (Yoriko Sasaki)
Susumu Terajima (Kiyomasa Oiwa)
Toshie Negishi (Setsu Oiwa)
Hitomi Kuroki (Hisako)
Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura

Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Born 1973, Ishikawa Prefecture (Japan). He studied at the Kanazawa College of Art. In 1996 he joined Studio Ghibli, where he worked as an animator on the feature films directed by Hayao Miyazaki SPIRITED AWAY (SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI, 2001), HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (HAURU NO UGOKU SHIRO, 2004), PONYO (GAKE NO UE NO PONYO, 2008), THE WIND RISES (KAZE TACHINU, 2013). In 2010 he made his first animated feature film as a director, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (KARIGURASHI NO ARRIETTY), with a screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki e Keiko Niwa.

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