A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi)
129 Minutes • Not Rated • English Dubbed
Lark TheaterFri, Oct 20, 2017 8:30 PM Not Available
Film Info
Event Type:Event Movie
Release Year:2017
Production Country:Japan
Original Langauge:English Dubbed Version
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Naoko Yamada
Cast:Miyu Irino
Saori Hayami
Music By:Kensuke Ushio
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"A Silent Voice" follows the poignant and moving story of Shoya Ishida, a school bully, and Shoko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability. Their story begins in sixth grade when Shoko transfers to Shoya's elementary school and quickly finds herself bullied and isolated due to her hearing disability. Years later, the tables turn, and Shoya finds himself the victim. "A Silent Voice" depicts the struggles and challenges of adolescence alongside coming-of-age outside the norm.


Naoko Yamada is regarded as one of the "up and coming" animated filmmakers seeking to fill the void created by the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki. Considering the artwork in A Silent Voice, it's easy to see why. -James Beradinelli, ReelViews



The film's brilliant pacing and expertly woven narrative deliver an empowering story that will stick with you long after the credits roll. - Alex Osborn, IGN Movies


The stunning ambient sound design of the picture used to convey the solitary inner world of Shoko -- in conjunction with a fantastic music score -- cap off an emphatic success on all fronts. - Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun