2001. Japan. 125 min. Japanese. English Subtitles.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Featuring: Rumi Hiiragi, Mari Natsuki, Miyu Irino
Perhaps the most widely acclaimed of animator Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic films, Spirited Away received the Academy Award for Best Animated Film at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003, and remains the highest grossing Japanese film in history. When her parents are transformed into animals, ten-year-old Chihiro must navigate a spirit world to win back their freedom. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, and to find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation. Introduction and post-screening book signing by Susan Napier, author of Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art.
Photo credit: © 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM
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