In a world where natural disasters are multiplying, movies have to denounce the harmful effects of global warming, and that includes the animation scene. Through his ecological tale, Weathering with You, screened in the official selection at the last Toronto Festival, Japanese film maker Makoto Shinkai uses a teenage love story as a powerful reflection on the disruption of the weather, the international geo-political situation as well as the responsibility of young people to look after an almost destroyed planet.
Hodaka, a high school student from a remote island, flees his countryside for the metropolis. On arriving in Tokyo he meets a girl called Hina who can evoke the sun and lights up the daily life of the city dwellers, victims of a damaged climate. Infernal chases through the city, fantastic aerobatics through the clouds, embraces beneath torrential rainstorms: in Weathering with You, Makoto Shinkai takes his audiences on a romantic journey between the frontiers of the supernatural and hyperrealism.