In the 1920’s Adriatic Sea, only one pilot rules the skies: Porco Rosso, a talented pilot, who due to a magic spell, has been transformed into a pig. Porco lives a happy life as a pilot for hire protecting airships from marauding pilots, resting on his private island and visiting his friend, the beautiful hotel owner Gina. But when a hotheaded American pilot arrives looking to make a name for himself by shooting down The Crimson Pig, Porco enlists the help of a feisty teenage airplane engineer to get his beat up plane into shape for the big fight.
► On August 26th, 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.