The four main features of anime auteur Mamoru Hosoda take on themes as manifold as parenthood, childhood, belonging, liminality and technology. But each dramatises a plight that either involves or is overcome by teen protagonists, and it's this pivotal link between youth and the future that lies at the heart of the director's work, writes Anthony Carew.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast, animation, Japan, Asian cinema.
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