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From Up on Poppy Hill
Sarah Bolger (Voice) and Anton Yelchin (Voice)




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Set in Tokyo a few months before the 1964 Olympic Games, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL tells the story of Umi, a teenager whose father died during wartime, and who shoulders much of the responsibility for her family's business in addition to maintaining good grades at school. Her orphaned friend Shun lives in a mansion on the school grounds with dozens of other kids, and when their home is threatened with demolition, Umi and the others do their best to stop the dwelling from being destroyed. FROM UP ON POPPY HILL is the second feature by Goro Miyazaki, the son of acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki. The film played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Overview

Set in Tokyo a few months before the 1964 Olympic Games, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL tells the story of Umi, a teenager whose father died during wartime, and who shoulders much of the responsibility for her family's business in addition to maintaining good grades at school. Her orphaned friend Shun lives in a mansion on the school grounds with dozens of other kids, and when their home is threatened with demolition, Umi and the others do their best to stop the dwelling from being destroyed. FROM UP ON POPPY HILL is the second feature by Goro Miyazaki, the son of acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki. The film played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Main Cast & Crew

Goro Miyazaki - Director
Sarah Bolger (voice)
Anton Yelchin (voice)

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 91
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 767685294178
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (mild thematic elements and some incidental smoking images)
  • Release Date: September 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Childrens
Movies > Animated

Related Keywords:
Young Love
Period Piece
Family (General)
Anime
Japan
High School Experiences

 

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Reviews:
"Its visual magic lies in painterly compositions of foliage, clouds, architecture and water, and its emotional impact comes from the way everyday life is washed in the colors of memory." - 03/15/2013 New York Times


"It’s all lovely and sweet....Miyazaki’s animation does clear away the extraneous detail, re-creating the world of 50 years ago and instilling it with the poignancy of a family snapshot." -- Grade: B+ - 03/14/2013 A.V. Club


"[A] film about many things...The movie looks lovely...it's luminous prose." - 03/21/2013 Wall Street Journal


"FROM UP ON POPPY HILL is frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see." - 03/21/2013 Los Angeles Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The story of a girl grappling with first love, the absence of her parents and the anxieties of an on-rushing future in 1963 Yokohama has all the earmarks of a Miyazaki classic." - 04/05/2013 Washington Post


3 stars out of 5 -- "[L]ovingly styled and touching....Adapted from an ’80s manga, Keiko Niwa and Hayao’s script cannily splices plot strands at the past/present tipping point." - 07/18/2013 Total Film

 

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