Film Review: ‘In This Corner of the World’

“As an important naval and artillery base during the war, Kure serves as an apt location to gauge deteriorating conditions on the Pacific front” writes Maggie Lee for The value of the individual and the power of love over nationalism are reiterated when Suzu thanks Shusaku for “seeking me out in this corner of the world.”. Perhaps as a backlash against the populist “Your Name,” “In This Corner of the World” enjoyed rapturous raves by local critics, winning a number of top national film awards, most notably Best Japanese Film in the polls by established publications Kinema Junpo and Movie Art.Yet, Suzu’s world is cocooned in routine domestic chores, which she throws herself into with the fierce diligence typical of Japanese housewives.

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