Beginning with the lyrical image of cherry blossoms falling at five centimetres a second Makoto Shinkai paints a breathtakingly vivid tableau of young love desire loss and hope.
Told in three breathtaking chapters we follow the young dreamer Takaki through his life as cruel winters cold technology silence and finally adult obligations and responsibility converge to crush the delicate petals of true love. Finding beauty in everyday objects and moments Shinkai reveals he is a master of animation and haunting beautiful storytelling. Fall in love with this gorgeous thoughtful film hailed by critics and audiences alike for its beauty truth and innovation in animation.
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