Friday, 11 November 2011

Grave of the Fireflies


★★★★★★

As far as animated films go, there is almost no surpassing Grave of the Fireflies – save for a few selected Pixar gems. Apart from taking a powerful stand against war and poignantly commemorating Japan’s civilian casualties in World War II, it tells a compelling, resonating and deeply haunting (anti-)war story that’s impossible to shake off. If you needed conviction that humanistic war films are the best ones out there, you need to look no further than Grave of the Fireflies – a cinematic masterpiece in its own right.

Ganze Kritik auf The Zurich English Student (online einsehbar).

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