Note: This screening will take place at the Francesca Beale Theater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

From one of Japan’s most fascinating and daring young animators comes a poignant film about challenges of teenage life. Based on the manga by Yoshitoki Oima and winner of the Japanese Movie Critics Award for Best Animation, A Silent Voice follows deaf sixth grader Shoko and her classmate Shoya, who, years later, has to make amends for the time he spent bullying her. Naoko Yamada’s thoughtful coming-of-age story is both gorgeously hand-drawn and emotionally engaging to firmly establish the filmmaker as an auteur to follow for many years to come. Ages 15 and up