FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (U) 2011 JAPAN MIYAZAKI , GORO
DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £29.99
Studio Ghibli animation set during the run up of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, fatherless 16-year-old high school student Umi helps run a boarding house overlooking the Japanese port of Yokohama, while her mother is away studying medicine in America. After meeting up with local orphan Shun, Umi enlists to help save the ‘Quartier Latin’, an old and dilapidated building housing her high school’s clubs, which is being threatened with demolition in the country’s drive for post-war modernisation.
In Japanese with English subtitles
DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/japanese-films-on-dvd