Studio Ghibli: The Cat Returns (2002)

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: Hiroyuki Morita

Cast: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda

Genre:

Animatie, Avontuur

Land: Japan

Speelduur: 75 minuten

Ondertiteling: English

Kijkwijzer:
12

Haru is a free-spirited young girl who, on her way home from school, sees a cat trying to cross a busy street. She rushes out and saves the cat just as it is about to be crushed by a large truck. The cat she rescues is the Cat King’s son, Prince Lune, and soon she receives an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Cats from the King himself as thanks. When Haru discovers that the King wants her to marry Lune, she must decide if she wants to stay in the Kingdom of Cats or return to her own world.