Film Screening—In This Corner of the World

Selected date

Saturday January 18

Selected time

1:00 PM  –  3:10 PM

The award-winning 2016 Japanese animated feature written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) depicts life in and around Hiroshima before, during, and after World War II.

Based on a manga written and illustrated by Fumiyo Kono, the story traces the life of a young woman named Suzu as she marries, relocates to Kure, and tries to maintain her optimism in the face of the worsening Pacific war. But Suzu and her family are unable to avoid tragedy and the loss of loved ones. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Japan’s subsequent surrender heighten Suzu’s despair. Slowly, she and her remaining family rebuild their lives as they and their friends work together. 129 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles.

This screening is part of the day-long Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival, presented with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb exhibition. Click here to view a list of the other films.

Entry to this program is free for Museum members and included with general admission for non-members. Each Individual Admission grants access to all film screenings (separate RSVPs for each screening are recommended). Please purchase admission at the front desk at the main building prior to the event. RSVPs are strongly encouraged as reserved guests will be given priority entry.

 

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