Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) (2012)

Like Mamoru Hosoda's previous work in The girl who leapt through time and Summer Wars, this is another socially conservative animation...

celebrating the bonds of family and community, the selflessness that a healthy community showers on individuals, the selflessness that parents shower on their children, and how individuals grow up and find maturity when they find their place in the larger community.

Watch for: the Miyazaki-esque ecological message, which makes the preachy moralising easier to swallow.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 5 September 2012.

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