“The clock is ticking, the world is watching.”
“Maybe we won’t split up. Maybe we’ll stay together.”
“I know everything about you. The truth that you hide.”
A quietly moving and melancholic outsider tale
There are many reasons this film will leave you sobbing. First of all this may just be Studio Ghibli’s last film, at least for long while, if not ever. What an extraordinary note to go out on. When Marnie Was There is prime Ghibli, top-standard and the epitome of the brilliance the Japanese anime powerhouse is capable of. It also happens to be their most understated film yet.