Japanese Film Festival | Satellite
Anime, Period

In This Corner of the World


Directed by: Sunao Katabuchi
2016 / 126 minutes / M


In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に)

Mai Mai Miracle director, Katabuchi Sunao, adapts Kono Fumiyo’s comic to an animated feature film. It depicts a young girl who married into a family in Hiroshima during the war resolutely living amid the escalating intensity of wartime destruction.

In 1944, 18-year-old Suzu goes to Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture to wed naval officer Shusaku Hojo. As the intensity of the war heightens day after day and food supplies dwindle, Suzu manages to resolutely carry on with daily life through her ingenuity, that is, until the summer of 1945.

Part of the JFF Regional Program 2018. All JFF Regional screenings are free of charge. Click the book now link relevant to your city below to find out how to book tickets.


Part of JFF Fringe 2018 special screenings in Sydney and Brisbane. Catch Japanese films on the big screen with the limited season JFF Fringe specials. Presented in partnership with Event Cinemas.

This sensitively portrayed and exquisitely hand-drawn animation tackles a historical period that is often depicted in film. Instead of retelling the same story as other films, Sunao delivers a beautiful and touching human experience that transcends time and cultural background.
Audience warning: This film contains moderate themes and violence.


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane


BCC Cinemas Darwin, Darwin


Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury


Event Cinemas Smithfield, Cairns


Townsville Reading Cinemas, Townsville


Reading Cinemas Dubbo, Dubbo


Event Cinemas Robina, Gold Coast

Screens in: Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Bunbury, Cairns, Townsville, Dubbo, Gold and Coast

Director: Sunao Katabuchi

Screenplay: Sunao Katabuchi

Original Story: Fumiyo Kono

Producer: Taro Maki

Cast: Rena Nonen (Non), Yoshimasa Hosoya, Minori Omi, Inaba Natsuki and Shigeru Ushiyama

Genre: Anime, Period

Format: DCP colour