“When Marnie Was There” is Ghibli's 21stanimated film and the last film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi before moving on to StudioPonoc. The film is adapted from the children's novelof the same name, by British author, Joan G.Robinson. The film's content revolves around the beautifulfriendship between Anne and Marnie. Like many other works of Ghibli, when animationis not only for children, the film contains many profound messages and makes adults think. Once very successful with the animation Arrietty,Hiromasa once again affirms his talent through vivid frames and humanistic messages hiddenin “When Marnie Was There”.
Let's explore the movie with us now! Unlike other Studio Ghibli films, where theprotagonist can take a breather in confidence and then learn to overcome it, Anna is a nuancedand engaging character. Anna is a little girl orphaned at a youngage. After the pain of losing a loved one, shewas fortunate to be adopted by a family, thinking that life would begin to turn a new page,a happy fantasy was outlined. But then Anna found out that her parents adoptedher just for social assistance. Born weak and suffering from asthma, alongwith an unnecessary misunderstanding, Anna immersed herself in pain, turning herselffrom an innocent, lively child to a shy child,.
Self-deprecating, grumpy. Many times she hurt her adoptive mother byindifference and always called her mother by aunt. A life without friends, with no one to share,caused her to embrace the pain and think that the unhappiness she had experienced was herown fault. Right from the beginning of the film, theaudience witnessed the line “I hate myself so much” from Anna. What she hates here is the negativity sheis burying herself in. Inwardly Anna always appeared conflicted betweenselfish desire for love and calmness to present.
Herself as a normal person. Those opposing thoughts made her conditioneven worse. Anna just wished she was never born. She hates her biological parents and grandmother,blaming them for leaving her behind. Her adoptive mother sent her back to the seasidetown of Kissakibetsu to live with her two cousins Setsu, and Kiyomasa Oiwa in the peacefulcountryside, hoping it would help relieve her asthma. It was in this land that Anna met a friend,and a part of Anna's past was gradually revealed Arriving at her new place not long ago, Annaaccidentally discovered an old mansion, but.
It evoked a strange sense of familiarity. With a curious nature, she decided to wadethrough the swamp to find the place. It was in that mansion that a little girlnamed Marnie lived. And from there, a beautiful friendship beganto blossom. Marnie used to sail to meet Anna at high tide. The two share their lives together. And it seems that both of them have in commonthat they are abandoned and lack love from their parents. Although Marnie is a lady who lives in luxury,her parents always have their own lives and.
Leave Marnie in the care of servants. Everything seemed to be going well, but Marniewas bullied by them and locked in an abandoned warehouse. This hurt Marnie deeply. Then, Anna is like a lifeguard to help Marnienot drown in despair. Anna stayed by Marnie's side, helping Marniefeel the love to the fullest when her family was not around. As for Anna, Marnie is like an angel who cameto heal her wounds, help Anna understand the meaning of life, and help Anna realize shestill has someone to rely on.
Meetings, chatting or hanging out togetherhave made the friendship between Marnie and Anna closer than ever. That love is the compensation for the needysouls of two children. It was Marnie's optimistic and loving thinkingthat neutralized Anna's pessimism at that time Anna and Marnie grow closer together. Thought that friendship would last forever,but Anna suddenly realized, Marnie is just a character she imagined. And gradually Anna stopped coming to see Marnieevery afternoon.
Marnie does exist, those memories also exist,but the memories in Marnie's diary don't have Anna. Anna thought she met a ghost of Marnie fromthe past until she put together the pieces from Marnie's past and her own. Marnie's past is revealed by an old friendof Marnie's, Mrs. Hisako, while Anna's past is brought by her adoptive mother. When Anna realized that the picture that hadbeen with her since she was a child, followed her to her adoptive parents' house was a pictureof The Marsh House. And, the story behind the picture was of Marnie,she knew she was the one is Marnie's niece.
In Hisako's account. The Marnie that she met is a living memory,a part of her soul left with that dear mansion, which contains a whole sky of her beautifuland happy childhood. And Anna, how did she meet Marnie? It is also possible because she is her granddaughter,but it is also possible that Marnie has entrusted a part of her soul and love to her, so thatthe past and future Marnie souls can meet. End of the story of Anna and Marnie: thatis the future. A new, bright future for Anna and a futuredream come true for Marnie. Mrs. Marnie has entrusted her dream of havingsuch a happy life for herself and her little.
Niece. And fortunately those two dreams are not twoparallel lines, they have met like the past and future souls of Marnie. Both Anna and Marnie carry their own pain,which is a haunting, tormenting memory when they were teenagers. The journey to find each other in the swampvilla healed the wounds of the girls' hearts.From here, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi has incorporatedmany meaningful messages. The hands of director Yonebayashi Hiromasahave recreated a beautiful friendship, and at the same time brought the audience backto the domain of childhood memories and listened.
To the children's stories. Hiromasa Yonebayashi wants to remind viewersthat, learn to face your inner fears, practice the habit of loving and giving, cherishingfriendships, and most importantly, family love. . After all, if we fall, family is the onlyplace for us to get up. Family is the place where we love us unconditionally. The healing journey of two like-minded soulsis not only meaningful to Marnie and Anna but also to the audience. Growing up is a difficult, even painful process,but the only way people have is to face it.
Not only delving into the character's psychology,Ghibli is also impressed by the enchanting hand-drawn strokes. The green grass next to the beach or the mysterioushouse, the towering tower is what the audience wants to admire. Ghibli's storytelling has always been unique,and “When Marnie Was There” is no exception. Director Hiromasa made the audience shudderwith the dreams, the boundary between reality and imagination in Anna. The artworks from Ghibli are always preciousfootage associated with childhood for generations, they teach children how to grow up.
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