Our friends at GKIDS are back with a new entry for Studio Ghibli Fest! Don’t miss your chance to see Isao Takahata’s heart wrenching film Grave of the Fireflies. This special film is coming to theaters August 12th, 13th, and 15th. Roger Ebert described Grave of the Fireflies as “an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation”, and it really is worthy of such acclaim. Studio Ghibli Fest gives us the chance to see this special film on the big screen! Starting today, you can enter to win a pair of tickets to see Grave of the Fireflies, and you won’t want to miss it!
Directed by Academy Award®-nominated Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force.
As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth. Their struggle is a tribute to the human spirit. Presented in its digitally remastered and restored format, Grave of the Fireflies is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.
Rachel is a rottentomatoes approved film critic that has loved animation since she was a little girl belting out songs from 'The Little Mermaid'. She reviews as many films as she can each year and loves interviewing actors, directors, and anyone with an interesting story to tell. Rachel is the founder of the popular Hallmarkies Podcast, and the Rachel's Reviews podcast/youtube channel, which covers all things animated including a monthly Talking Disney and Obscure Animation show.