marnie 2

When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー)A very, very subtle, lovely and heart-warming (and a bit heart wrenching) film. Made by the ever-fantastic Studio Ghibli – who in my opinion can do no wrong, ever. Seen the film a while back now, and this month it’s finally in theatres in Holland. And I kind of wish I can see it with my friend soon. If you can get the chance to see this in theatre, or any of the Studio Ghibli films, I also wish for you that you do. Not only is the story absolutely lovely (it has that Ghibli magic), it’s also stunningly beautiful.

I won’t tell anything about the storyline, you can click read more to see the trailer or give the OST a listen – that’s all up to you. I just wanted to share this gem with you.

Have a lovely week. Be good, stay safe and take care~!

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Talking about absolutely awesome stuff. Here is, mostly to apologise for my recent absence from the blogosphere and general neglection of my blog and my Japan posts (I’m sorry guys), an absolute dream of a video that I just had to share with you. I love the settings and movements and everything.

Just believe in yourself guys, I hope you’ve been well. I’ll be back before it’s Christmas, I promise!

Something whimsical for the start of the weekend. The filmmaker Barbara Backos made a wonderful short film (about 9 minutes) about this lady with long hair. I thought it was witty, funny and a bit melancholic. It gave me some Cartoon Network-y vibes, but it’s completely its (very lovely) own. There is something about those big eyes and the music. To get to know more about the film, thoughts behind it and people involved go here, or click Amid Amidi.
“The film tells the story of an old woman who relives memories of her life contained within her hair. Bakos tackles the challenging concept using hand-drawn animation to create a sweet, memorable personality for her protagonist. The character is depicted as both frail with age and full of life and strength, which comes through especially when she bakes.” [Amid Amidi]
Happy weekend folks!