Studio Ghibli's animated film When Marnie Was There is coming to the U.S. next month, and a new trailer has been released to promote the film. The film looks serenely beautiful and I notice a lot of the studio's signature artistic style and themes I've seen in other films. I was a fan of Ghibli's Spirited Away and other films, so I'm looking forward to see this film.
When Marnie Was There is based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend.
When Marnie is There will be released in U.S. theaters on May 22. Watch the trailer below.