While their mother recovers from an illness, Satsuki and her little sister Mei get away from it all in an idyllic rural retreat. Far from the bustle of the city, they discover a mysterious place of spirits and magic, and the friendship of the Totoro woodland creatures. Conceived as a family film devoid of conflict and suffused with the joy of country living, My Neighbour Totoro is a masterpiece for the whole family. It unites the unique vision of Hayao Miyazaki with a feel-good tale of childlike wonder and true originality.
► On August 21st, Hugo Emmerzael will give a short introduction. Hugo Emmerzael is affluent film and music critic, cinema programmer and lecturer on cinema. Besides his position as an editor of de Filmkrant he writes for and moderates during CinemAsia Film Festival.