Retrospective 2015

Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland
Miyazaki Hayao
Japan 2001
124 min

The legendary Miyazaki Hayao reimagines Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” as an Asian folk dream. Ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents drive through a remote area of Japan and stumble upon an imaginary world hidden within the walls of an abandoned amusement park. When her gluttonous parents are turned into pigs, the young girl plans their escape from the witchy Yubaba’s health resort with the help of the Haku, a young boy capable of turning into a flying beast. Miyazaki has a way of losing himself to his imagination, a process that’s often frustrating though never less than exhilarating to behold. (Ed Gonzalez)

  • Miyazaki Hayao
  • Okui Atsushi
  • Inaki Kazumi
  • Noguchi Toru
  • Seyama Takeshi
  • Joe Hisaishi
  • Hiiragi Rumi (Chihiro)
  • Mari Natsuki (yubaba)
  • Irino Miyu (Haku)
Studio Ghibli
35 mm
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