As a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying, Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force.

 

In Japanese with English subtitles

 

Director: Isao Takahata
Writer: Isao Takahata
Producer: Toru Hara
Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Tadashi Nakamura
Cinematographer: Nobuo Koyama
Editor: Takeshi Sayama
Country: Japan
Runtime: 89 minutes