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Anime Feature ‘In This Corner of the World’ wins the Feature Film Jury Award at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Critically acclaimed animation In This Corner of the World has been awarded the Feature Film Jury Prize at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

In This Corner of the World

The first in-competition feature to be shown at the festival, the film screened to an audience of over 980 ticket-holders at the sold-out Bonlieu Grande Salle.

Up against nine other feature films from around the world, In This Corner of the World was presented with the Jury Award on Saturday 17th June.

“People said that to understand this film outside of Japan would require previous knowledge. Even though this film depicts a time period and places specific to Japan, after receiving this award I truly feel that peoples’ minds can be connected,” said director Sunao Katabuchi. “It is a pleasure to see that the protagonist Suzu and other characters have already found a place in everyone’s hearts.”

“I am writing this on Saturday (17 June). Ever since arriving in Annecy on Monday, I’ve been eating cheese and looking forward to today. This film has won many awards in Japan; from the Best Movie, the Best Director, the Best Music, to the Best Actress Award,” said producer Taro Maki. “This award at Annecy is a tremendously prestigious international award to be added to the list. It is a great honour. Thank you very much.”

“I am overjoyed to see In This Corner of the World win the Jury Prize at the 41st Annecy Festival,” said Manga Entertainment COO Jerome Mazandarani. “It means a lot to everyone who was involved in the production and who has worked so tirelessly to deliver its message of peace around the world.”

Manga Entertainment are delighted to bring In This Corner of the World to the UK & Ireland this summer. Previewing in cinemas 28 June. For tickets, visit www.inthiscornerfilm.co.uk.

Synopsis:

From the director of Mai Mai Miracle and the producers of Millennium Actress & Tokyo Godfathers. The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.

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