An interactive workshop with Richard Cupidi.
What is this phenomenon called Studio Ghibli? Their animated films have been described as action adventures, political allegories, love stories, eco-fables, transformative tales, poetic realism, childhood magic or cultural treasures; others simply describe them as enchanting, painterly and exquisitely formed.
Founded in 1985 by the dedicated animators Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli has only 22-ish feature films to its credit, but these include masterpieces of animation such as the Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away’ (which we will be screening on Sat 2 Jun), ‘Princess Mononoke’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ and ‘Grave of the Fireflies’.
Despite its modest output, the Studio’s impact has been immense. In this friendly and informal workshop we’ll explore many of the supernatural territories and recurrent themes which animate Studio Ghibli’s output. We’ll also look behind the scenes at the Studio in action, watch Hayao Miyazaki prepare noodles, and discover the dedication it takes to produce their lovingly crafted animations.
Most importantly, we’ll look in depth at how the films work cinematically, how they invite us in to their complex fantastical realms, and then take us along for the journey. Everyone welcome.
Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) - tea/coffee on arrival
Film & Talk Offer:
Ghibli Talk (26May) plus ‘Spirited Away’ (2Jun)
- £15 (Friends/Students £13)
Sat 26 May 10:00 – 15:00 (Studio)