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Miyazaki’s Moving Pictures

Jasper Sharp | 2024 | 100 MINS
Film Talk

As his final film ‘The Boy and the Heron’ is released, this talk (including clips from many of his films) will revisit the career of the legendary Japanese animation director, Hayao Miyazaki.

In Detail

The animated works of Japan’s Hayao Miyazaki bear the rare distinction of being critically praised worldwide and immensely successful commercially, both in his homeland and overseas.

His twelve features as a director, which include ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ (1988), ‘Princess Mononoke’, (1997) and the Academy Award-winning ‘Spirited Away’ (2001), combine realistic character design, vivid and expansive landscapes rich in detail, sweeping emotional arcs and a potent whiff of fantasy.

Produced at Studio Ghibli, the company he co-founded with Isao Takahata in June 1985, his films wistfully evoke the faraway, unattainable dreamlands of classic European children’s literature or phantasmagorical reimaginations of Japan’s mythic past – freewheeling, inspirational visions in which teenage girls battle against forces of environmental devastation, children ride in giant cat-buses and pigs can fly. The release of his latest feature ‘The Boy and the Heron’ (2023) provides a welcome opportunity to revisit a body of work that is certain to endure and inspire generations to come, in this illustrated talk by critic and Japanese film specialist Jasper Sharp.

100m (inc 10 mins Q&A)

Mon 5 Feb 18:15 - In the Auditorium
Tickets only £6.50 (Students free)

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