Grave of the Fireflies
Japan, 1988, 89 Minute Running Time
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
Screens at 7:00pm Sunday, February 24th at the Sie FilmCenter
On the final days of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his four-year-old sister Setsuko are orphaned after their mother is killed during an air raid by American forces in Kobe, Japan. After having a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency funds and rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko must struggle to survive their hardships as well as those of their country, which is on the losing end of the war.
DIRECTOR: Isao Takahata