(3/27/02 2:57:15 am)
| Spirited Away|
Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) is playing at the San Francisco International Film Festival next month. I haven't yet seen a subtitled version of the film (I'm hoping to head up from L.A. and see it there), but as it won "Best Film" of the year in Japan, I imagine it lives up to Miyazaki's previous amazing efforts!
Just thought I'd mention it if any of you are near enough to take
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A fabulous ghost-infested adventure full of action, suspense and a swarm of unusual creatures and compelling human characters, Spirited Away is the pinnacle of imaginative animated fantasy by Japanimation master Hayao Miyazaki. The highest grossing film of all time in Japan. In Japanese with English subtitles. Japan (2001) 125m. North American Premiere
"Ghibli's newest release is a fantasy adventure with a ten year-old girl, which starts in everyday Japan but goes somewhere very different. For young Chihiro and her family, a mysterious tunnel and haunted town lead to the Land of Spirits, inhabited by gods and monsters and ruled by the greedy witch Yu-baba. Chihiro's parents are transformed into pigs; to rescue them, she must surrender her name and serve in this world. Luckily she finds friends and allies, including the handsome but mysterious boy Haku. Initially sulky and listless, Chihiro (or Sen, as she's now called) finds inner strengths and establishes an identity in this strange world. But can she win back her name and return home?"
Edited by: cloudshaper at: 3/27/02 3:20:07 am