Yokohama in 1963



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Poster: From up on Poppy Hill

Poster from up on Poppy Hill

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Poppy Hill

Poppy Hill boarding house



From up on Poppy Hill

From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo, and The Secret World of Arrietty) comes From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara), the uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki. Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.

The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, From Up on Poppy Hill captures the innocence of new love as well as the beauty of Yokohama’s harbor and lush surroundings.

Jamie Lee Curtis lends her voice to Ryoko Matsuzaki, she also has lend her support to daughter Elizabeth’s fine, very British education as illustrator.

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