Torbay Film Club

Torbay Film Club / Events / Thu 07 Jan 2016

Torbay Film Club presents Grave of the Fireflies

Torbay Film Club presents Grave of the Fireflies

Come along on 7th January for Grave of the Fireflies - this years animation. Please don't prejudge and think that animation isn't your 'thing' as this film really should be seen by everyone with the message it gives.

Grave of the Fireflies opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II; and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie tells us, in flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of World War II. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobe despite rationing and the other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing raid, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the children to try to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but harsh reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. Director Isao Takahata's masterpiece is one of the most profound anti-war statements ever brought to cinema

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