Studio Ghibli: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Hoezo in Kino

It’s going to be a magical summer in KINO when on July 1st we kick off our retrospective of no less than sixteen (16!) films from the visionary and dizzyingly original Japanese animation giant, Studio Ghibli. The Ghibli films have a great range in subject matter and even genre, but certain themes return time and again in these animated stories; strong female leads, magical transformative creatures and the ever perpetuating desire to take to the skies and fly. But whichever Ghibli film you encounter, the love for the craft of hand drawn animation and the creation of fantastically immersive worlds shines through in every frame of their work, commanding the viewers inner child to take over. All films will be presented in original Japanese language with English subtitles.

Regie: Hayao Miyazaki

Cast: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda

Genre:

Animatie, Avontuur, Fantasie

Land: Japan

Speelduur: 117 minuten

Taal: Japanese

Ondertiteling: English

Kijkwijzer:
12 jaar

For his second animated feature as director, Hayao Miyazaki adapted his own best-selling Manga to make this epic masterpiece. A huge success when released in Japan back in 1984, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind helped launch Studio Ghibli, and bears all the hallmarks of Miyazaki’s later successes: fantastical worlds, great characters and stunning animation.

A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas which remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the earth.