This film is written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, 2011 and will show on Wednesday January 10th. It shows in the theatre at Edward Milne Community School, 6218 Sooke Rd, Sooke, BC. Doors open at 6:30, film will start at 7:00. Admission is by donation.
This film has been selected by the BBC as number 4 in the top 100 films of the 21st century (so far).
Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, it was released in 2001 and became the most successful film in Japanese history. The fame spread around the world and a U.S. production was done in English (not subtitled).
Spirited Away is frequently ranked among the greatest animated films.
It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards, making it the only hand drawn animated film and Japanese animated film to win best animated film; the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival, and is on the British Film Institute‘s list of “Top fifty films for children up to the age of 14”.
In 2016, it was voted the fourth best film of the 21st century as picked by 177 film critics from around the world, making it the highest ranking animated film on the list. It was also named the second “Best Film of the 21st Century So Far” in 2017 by the New York Times. And the film critics at Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 97 on the 100 scale.
What is the story about?
It centers around a 10-year-old girl who begins with some fear and trembling related to a move to a new town, new school, new house. She goes through a profound transformation via many challenges in the spirit world and finds strength and courage through love. A simple story and an amazing film for all ages.
This is not a typical cartoon feature, so even if you have never enjoyed an animated film in your life, you may love this one.
See Awareness Film Night’s website for more information.Vivi Curutchet