Having quarreled with their aunt they leave the city and make their home in an abandoned shelter. While their father's destiny who was a soldier is unknown the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs.
When everything is in short supply, they gradually succumb to hunger and their only entertainment is the light of the fireflies........
This has got to be the most beautiful and sad animated film I have EVER seen (....am even thinking it is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen animated or not)!!
Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes...
I watched it in english which made it even more emotional for me as I didn't have to focus on reading subtitles. Probably watching this in your own language is the best way - but tastes are diffrent of course ;)
What struck me about this movie is also how incredibly well made it is......that someone can make an animation seem like real life like this this nothing less than impressive!
I was prepared for tragedy as I had heard about it but I still cried my eyes out!! An extra plus for the soundtrack - especially the end track which you can also hear in the trailer below ;)
This is one of those movies, actually there are very few, that I think I will never forget!
I mean it when I say WOW! WOW! WOW!
Watch the trailer:
....or read more about it here:
Don't miss this amazing yet tragic GEM!
Enjoy is the wrong word.......but at least appreciate the beauty of animation at it's best!
Linda - Lost in Switzerland
PS. When I searched for the trailer, I noticed that someone has uploaded the whole movie on you tube, but in several pieces ;))