Hayao MIYAZAKI 宮崎駿

Spirited Away


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Chihiro must learn to care for herself after her parents unexpectedly turn into pigs on a family outing. She starts a job in a bathing house for the gods and meets a bizarre collection of characters. Visually arresting and morally complex, this is one of the animation masterpieces of all times .

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Spirited Away (NC 2003)

Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Japan 2001

124 minutes

Studio Ghibli


About Hayao MIYAZAKI

Hayao Miyazaki, born in Tokyo in 1941, is known as Japan’s most famous and popular anime director. Starting in 1963, he worked for Toei Animation on series like HEIDI (1974). FUTURE BOY CONAN (1978 / NC ’23) was his anime series directorial debut, followed by his feature film debut THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO a year later. In 1985, he founded Studio Ghibli together with fellow director Isao TAKAHATA and created anime hits such as MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988 / NC ’22) and PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997). The latter was the most successful Japanese film of all time before being overtaken by SPIRITED AWAY (2001 / NC ’03), which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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