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Hotaru no haka

Isao Takahata Japan, 1988

Slow Immersion's rating of the film Grave of the Fireflies

I've been interested in animation as artform, mostly the form, but never thought I would have such a strong emotional reaction to a film. Warm, beautiful, cute, human, but I could sense something bad was coming, although nothing that would mess you up like this. Probably the most tears I have shed over a work, since Free Will.