Thursday, August 31, 2017

INTERVIEW: Sunao Katabuchi

It’s not often that you find an animated film that caters directly to older audiences. But that’s exactly what Japanese anime director Sunao Katabuchi has achieved with “In This Corner of the World.” Based on a manga by Fumiyo Kouno, this film is a profound reflection on life during wartime, as seen through the eyes of a young woman named Suzu. Recently, I caught up with Katabuchi to discuss the film’s mature themes and its surprising audience of “children.” Below is an edited version of our chat.

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