VIU Movie Series – Japanese Students Proposal

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by intern No Comments

“Spirited Away”

Monday, May 8 – 5 pm – room 9A

locandina spirited away

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki            Starring Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki
Genres animation, comedy, drama  Release date 2001 (Japan)
Running time 125 minutes              Languages Japanese

Chihiro Ogino (Hiiragi) is a sullen ten-year-old girl who happened to enter the spirit world while moving to a new neighborhood. The witch Yubaba (Natsuki) transforms Chihiro’s parents into pigs, forcing the girl to take a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.
This anime had such a popular success that it became one of the most renown film in Japanese history, receiving widespread critical acclaim.

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards

Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival

 

 

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