Japanse animatie legendes Studio Ghibli

A Summer with Studio Ghibli – Japanese animation

In Updates by Amalia

1 July – 18 September in KINO and LAB111 |

What better way to spend your summer than dipping yourself in the magic world of animations? With popular titles such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Grave of the Fireflies, a total of eighteen films from Japan’s animation legends Studio Ghibli are screened in KINO and LAB111.

 

The whimsical world of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata is a world unlike anything else. Their films will spoil you with hypnotizing tales of childhood, friendship, metamorphosis, environmentalism, war and peace. Producing movies such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and the Grave of the Fireflies, the Studio often refers to the themes of humanity and their connection to nature. On top of this, many of the protagonists are strong women—a refreshing take from the stereotypical heroic male.

 

Through their wonderful hand-drawn animations, Studio Ghibli created an immersive universe with heartwarming and heart-wrenching stories in equal parts. With the recent announcement of Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and the passing of Isao Takahata last April, it seems a fitting moment to celebrate their filmmaking mastery. Having won many awards and nominations, Studio Ghibli are a unique corner of film industry to explore!

Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio based in Tokyo, Japan. The studio is best known for its anime movies. Studio Ghibli was founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki (producer) and Isao Takahata after the success of Nausicaä from the Valley of the Wind in 1984.

Seven films by Studio Ghibli are among the 15 most successful anime films made in Japan. Spirited Away won the Golden Bear in 2002 and the Oscar Academy Award for Best Animated Film in 2003. Five other Studio Ghibli’s films received Oscar Academy Award nominations. The character from My Neighbor Totoro, Totoro, is even the mascot of the studio.

 

All films will be presented in original Japanese language with English subtitles.

 

  • The Red Turtle (Michale Dudok de Wit, 2016) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • When Marnie was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014) – see schedule at KINO.
  • The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata, 2013) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2010) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) – see schedule at LAB111.
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Tales from Earthsea (Goro Miyazaki, 2006) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) – see schedule at LAB111.
  • Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahato, 1988) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) – see schedule at KINO and LAB111.