Beautifully made movie, with stop-motion animation technique, origami, and links to Buddhism and Shinto tradition of Japan. Fascinating. Quite a complicated story, about storytelling, with hero’s journey troops woven into the film. Not made for small children, but rather for an older audience. Story about loss and forgiveness, and before anything else, about stories, and storytelling. About personal journeys, life, pain, being hurt, and losing the love ones.
Kubo taking care of his mother, which suffered some sort of brain damage from the opening scenes, is very moving. The opening scene is very dramatic, and moving too.
- Two strings
- Bruised ribs