Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies will air on the free-to-air film channel on the 2nd December 2009 at 2340. This film is easily one of the saddest and most memorable Studio Ghibli films, taking an entirely different direction to it’s release partner, My Neighbour Totoro.
The noted American Film critic, Roger Ebert states:
“Grave of the Fireflies” is a powerful dramatic film that happens to be animated, and I know what the critic Ernest Rister means when he compares it to “Schindler’s List” and says, “It is the most profoundly human animated film I’ve ever seen.”
So remember, to see a film that requires viewing you can see it on Film4 at 2340 on the 2nd December.