Giovanni’s Island

Giovanni’s Island
  • Sunday August 06, 2023 12:00 PM

Anime at the Modern

Giovanni’s Island tells the story of the Russian occupation of the island of Shikotan at the end of World War II, as seen through the eyes of two elementary-school-age children, brothers Junpei and Kanta. With their world turned upside down, the two boys make sense of their new life, navigating school, family, and making friends with the children of Russian soldiers and staff. All the while, the boys try to explain their circumstances by using scenes from their favorite book: Kenji Miyazawa’s fantasy, Night on the Galactic Railroad. This is a heartbreaking and magical tale of the loss of innocence and ultimate redemption.

102 minutes

All film screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; and $7 for Reel People members. Cinephiles who plan to enjoy the weekend’s entire selection of films will receive a discount for pre-purchasing all of their tickets at once. Tickets are available online or by visiting the museum’s admission desk.