One of Miyazaki’s finest works, Princess Mononoke is brimming with imagination, beauty and tragedy on an epic scale. Afflicted by a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out for the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. He becomes entangled in a vicious conflict between a proud clan of humans and the forest’s animal gods, who are led by Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves. Never given a UK theatrical release, this genre-defining classic is a must-see on the big screen.
Director Hayao Miyazaki Cast Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Japan 1997, 2h8m, subtitles, PG
Japan’s renowned animation house Studio Ghibli has been delighting audiences since 1985 with beautiful hand-drawn feature films. Following the enthusiastic response to our short season of Miyazaki films last summer, GFT is excited to bring a larger selection of the studio’s films to the big screen in 2016, to coincide with the release of When Marnie Was There, Ghibli’s new and reportedly final film. Immerse yourself in superlative animation and breathtaking storytelling this summer at GFT. All films will be in their original Japanese with English subtitles unless otherwise stated.