Friday, November 25 2016 – 5 pm – room 9A
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki Starring Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi Genres animation | adventure | comedy Release Date 18 July 1992 Running time 134 minutes Language Japanese
A celebration of his own fascination with aviation, director Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso stands out among the Japanese animator’s films. This motion picture is set over the Mediterranean in an age when seaplanes ruled the waves. It tells the story of a valiant pig, who fought against flying pirates, for his pride, for his lover, and for his fortune.
The name of the hero of our story is Crimson Pig.
“But the plot is hardly the point here – the animation is delightful, colourful and detailed and the flying sequences in seaplanes as old-fashioned as this style of animation are exhilarating”.
Rob Mackie, The Guardian