Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda delivers an emotional and engaging family portrait.
Despite a few stumbles, this hard-hitting crime story manages to deliver the goods.
The hand-drawn imagery is certainly gorgeous though.
Sombre in some moments and bursting with joy in others, this animated Japanese wartime film is a wonderful piece of storytelling.
There’s good reason why this is, so far, the third most successful Japanese film in history.