A Silent Voice
Dir. Naoko Yamada. Japan, 2016. 2h 10m. Japanese/subs. Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Megumi Han, Yui Ishikawa, Yûki Kaneko, Mayu Matsuoka.
Beautiful animation about the lives of two students: a girl with impaired hearing and an insecure bully who picks on her. This exquisite coming-of-age story is a tale of redemption, romance and the complexities of teenage politics.
'The premise of A Silent Voice may seem modest. But its approach leads an old story down a little-trod, languidly beautiful path.' ★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
'It's a beguiling film: subtle, sensuous and delicate.' ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian