From Up on Poppy Hill

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From director Goro Miyazaki comes an inspired coming-of-age story set in 1960s Japan.

“With its beautiful visuals and pop songs, Poppy Hill finds a deserving place among its Studio Ghibli peers.” – Variety

In a lovingly hand-drawn tale, buoyed by period perfect pop music, two students develop a budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. Japan’s biggest box-office hit of the year and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, From Up On Poppy Hill conjures up a pure, wistful and nuanced evocation of the past and young love through its rich palette and painterly detail of glistening harbors, sun-drenched gardens and bustling cityscapes. (Dir. by Goro Miyazaki, 2011, Japan, 91 mins. Rated PG)