What's on at Phoenix Picturehouse - Picturehouse Docs
Director: Sunao Katabuchi.
Voices: Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Minori Omi. Japan 2016. 130 mins. Japanese with English subtitles.
This award-winning story follows a young girl named Suzu (Non), who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima, where she marries a young clerk at the local naval base. Living with his family, Suzu becomes essential to the running of the household. In 1945, intense bombings by the US military bring hardship and suffering to the area. Suzu's life is changed irrevocably, but through perseverance and courage, she manages to live it to the fullest.