Studio Ghibli takes a break from high-flying fantasy in this naturalistic, nostalgic coming-of-age story. From Up on Poppy Hill: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.
Co-written by Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyzaki and directed by his son Goro Miyazaki (Tales From Earthsea), From Up on Poppy Hill is a gently naturalistic departure from the high-flying fantasy for which the studio is best known.
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