When Marnie was There Wins at Chicago International Film Festival

Studio Ghibli is probably the most well known and respected anime studio in the world and it's never really a surprise when one of their films is put up for an award. This remains true with Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. The film managed to win the Children's Jury Prize for Animated Feature Film at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival on Sunday November 1.

Description by Gkids:

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she's outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend...

 

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