Whisper of the Heart

Great discoveries, endless beauty and difficult challenges await not only in fantasy adventures, but also in the world around us. A Japanese animated film from the renowned Studio Ghibli.

Mimi o sumaseba
Japan 1995
  • Czech
112 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Fourteen-year-old girl Shizuku is busy at school, as the results of the final exams will be considered for the high school admission exam, but she is not slacking off in her main hobby, reading. Since her dad works at the library, she also has a regular supply of reading material. Recently, she has started to notice that Seiji Amasawa's name is repeated on the borrowing slips of books that interest her. One day, on her way to the library, Shizuku meets a strange cat, and as she follows him through the twisting alleys, she discovers a small, run-down antique shop that becomes a place of fascination and inspiration for her, and a great love. The Japanese animated film Whisper of the Heart is based on the comic book by Aoi Hiiragi. Hayao Miyazaki, who wrote the screenplay and drew the storyboards, subtly altered the original comic. For a time when Japan's youth were falling into aimlessness after the economic crash, he created a timeless story that is a celebration of craftsmanship, creative passion and the hard work that all talent demands.

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Director: Yoshifumi Kondô
Based on: Aoi Hiiragi
Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki
Cinematography: Atsushi Okui
Music: Yûji Nomi
Sound: Shuji Inoue
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Producer: Hayao Miyazaki, Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki
Cast: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Yorie Yamashita, Maiko Kayama, Yoshimi Nakajima, Minami Takayama
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.