Tag: Studio Ghibli

Film, Venue

Anime as an Art-form

Holding hands, a boy and girl fall through the sky. She calls his name, and when Haku, an ancient river spirit, remembers a life before, the sky shakes around them with a thousand silver scales. The girl, Chihiro, falls. As she does, she realises that, like the mundane Japan she left behind, she can come…

Film, Venue

Lockdown Viewing: Studio Ghibli

With the return of lockdown and sunsets starting at 4pm, spirits are understandably quite low. Studio Ghibli films have been a place of security and comfort for viewers over the years, with something there for everyone.  Founded in 1985, Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio, forefronted by our lord and saviour Hayao Miyazaki. Although…

Film

Review: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli’s fairytale factory has produced a visual story more enchanting than usual. Isao Takahata – the main man by the side of Hayao Miyazaki, now retired – uses fluidly animated watercolour and charcoal frames to respectfully portray Princess Kaguya’s expression, delicacy and origin. The film is based on one of Japan’s oldest folktales and…

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