The Secret World of Arrietty

Written by Spirited Away’s Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, this anime story masterfully demonstrates the worldview of the borrowers. The film is packed with special little details—like when Arrietty uses a leaf as an umbrella and flies through the yard trying to avoid an entanglement with a grasshopper. Despite the inherent dangers of Arrietty’s world, the landscape looks slightly like an impressionistic painting, and the wind is always whistling through the trees.

by Amy Scott
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