Monday, May 8 – 5 pm – room 9A
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