Award-winning manga ‘In This Corner of the World’ now an animated movie

Based on the award-winning manga “Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni” by Fumiyo Kono, “In this Corner of the World” revolves around a young bride named Suzu Urano who moves to small port town Kure with her husband to start a new life. Not knowing that an impending war would change things indefinitely.

Adolescent Suzu shows life in Japan in the early days leading to the second world war. Her life is put into turmoil and chaos when her small town is bombed during the war but with her courage, perseverance and faith she tries to live her life normally. Her values were further tested when her husband left to join the army to protect the country.

The heartwarming and inspirational story shows how the Japanese people face the challenges of a violent and war-torn country, showing how citizens are victims of nations at war. The film being set in the 1940’s does not lose its hold towards the new generation. War is again imbued in other nations and what happened to her back in the past is again happening to people around the world.

The film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi “In this corner of the world.” has received critical acclaim, winning Best Japanese Movie of 2016, garnering a best director award for Katabuchi and the Japanese movie award of excellence at the 71st Mainichi Film Awards.

“In this Corner of the World” is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Rafaella Films to be distributed by Axinite Digicinema.

QCinema 2017 reveals eight QC Shorts finalists

Here are the eight shorts films competing under the QC Shorts Competition of the 5th QCinema International Film Festival.

  • Anya Iti Nagan Mo? (What is Your Name?) by Ice Idanan
  • Astri Aka Tambulah (Astri and Tambulah) by Xeph Suarez
  • Babylon by Keith Deligero
  • Kun’diman by Phyllis Grae Grande
  • Link by Mike Esteves
  • Love Bites by Carl Joseph Papa
  • Pixel Paranoia by Epoy Deyto
  • Sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman (From the Dark Depths) by Kiri Dalena

Each short will receive a film production grant of P100,000 and will be eligible to compete for the Pylon Awards with cash prizes at stake.

Read More: QCinema 2017 Full-Length Feature Finalists

QCinema was created by the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC) organized by Quezon City Mayor Herbert. QCinema 2017 will run from October 19 to 28, 2017 in select cinemas.