Studio Ghibli

For decades, Studio Ghibli has been telling beautiful, mysterious and immortal stories in the stunning language of film animation, captivating and inspiring audiences across generations and all ages with its mastery.

Founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli has produced over two dozen feature films to date. KVIFF.TV will present 22 films in which we will go on an adventure, learn about the power of friendship, and experience thrilling scenes and battles of fear and courage as they take place in the unreal world of myth as well as the real one.

Some of the films in this collection, presented in a new English translation by a team of leading Japanologists and manga and anime experts, are suitable for the youngest viewers and come with an optional dubbed version. My Neighbour Totoro, featuring the cutest character of all time, about childhood, dreams and growing up, Kiki's Delivery Service and the flying adventure Laputa: Castle in the Sky are unforgettable for the whole family.

Audiences aged 10 and up with no upper limit will enjoy the riveting masterpiece, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, set in a post-apocalyptic world where the courageous Nausicaa risks her life to restore the lost balance between humans and nature. In Princess Mononoke, a film with a strong humanistic message, a brave girl raised by wolves will stop at nothing to protect her forest, its spirits and its animal inhabitants. The environmental theme also runs through the comic and heartfelt Pom Poko, in which raccoon dogs defend their living territory against human conquerors by impersonating both ghosts and humans. The collection will also include Spirited Away, one of the all-time great animated films, which won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Most of Studio Ghibli's films have topped the Japanese cinema attendance charts in the year of their release, and no less success is expected from the globally distributed The Boy and the Heron, which creator Hayao Miyazaki lists as the final work of his career and will be released in Czech cinemas from 23 November 2023.

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