Film Club - Grave of the Fireflies

The first in our season of films by the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, Grave of the Fireflies is the story of a young boy, Setsuko, and his sister, Seita's struggle to survive during World War Two after the death of their parents.

Yes, it’s a cartoon, and the kids have eyes like saucers, but it belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made. 4/4

Grave of the Fireflies, Isao Takahata, 1988 (99 minutes)