Shoya Ishida is a reckless young boy who spends his free time defying his comrades with increasingly extravagant challenges. When deaf Shoko Nishimiya joins their school, some changes are bound to happen in the class' day-to-day habits. From polite interest to exasperation, Shoya grabs the opportunity to level up: mockery, bullying, persecution... all this under the indifferent gaze of the teachers. But everything changes dramatically when Shoko finally gives in and leaves school while Shoya is considered as responsible by everyone: he is singled out and given the same treatment. A couple of years later, Shoya, stricken by remorse, starts looking for Shoko to apologize for his behaviour.
A Silent Voice is a powerful and captivating full-length feature film that finely encompasses sensitive topics such as school bullying and disability. The film Director, Naoko Yamada, whose work has been awarded on several occasions, is part of this new generation of Japanese Directors who will soon be key-producers on an international level. With this adaptation, she brilliantly connects with the story and cleverly adapts it, resulting in a poetic movie filled with grace, that succeeds in subtly addressing delicate issues. (Studio: Kyoto Animation)Framträdanden av Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki, Kensho Ono, Yuki Kaneko, Yui Ishikawa, Megumi Han, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Mayu Matsuoka