Directed by Studio Ghibli alumni Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji, the film grounds the supernatural in realistic-feeling details.
Kambole Campbell is a freelance writer and critic based in London, with work appearing in Empire Magazine, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, The Independent, The Guardian, Birth.Movies.Death. and Polygon. He received his BA in Film and Literature from The University of Warwick.
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