The House of the Lost on the Cape
Shinya Kawatsura, 100 min, Animation/Drama/ Family Movie, in Japanese with English subtitles, 2021
(c)Sachiko Kashiwaba,KODANSHA/2021 The House of the Lost on the Cape Committee.
17-year-old run-away Yuiand and 8-year-old Hiyori, who lost her family and her voice, have no place to go until they run into Kiwa, a strange old lady. She offers them a place to stay, in a slightly banged-up old house overlooking the sea, a Mayoiga.
Despite joining Kiwaon a whim, the two girls find comfort in the Mayoiga, a legendary house said to look after lost travelers, and the warm hospitality of Kiwa. Both girls’ damaged hearts begin to heal little by little as time passes. Until one day, a variety of strange beings which Kiwa calls “Fushigitto” begin popping up around the house...
It's a story about nostalgia, precious kinship, and a touch of magic.
The film has been nominated for Best Feature at Annecy International Animated Film Festival.