Film Club presents Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) by Hayao Miyazaki
Taking a break from live-action feature films we turn towards some animated gems! We’ll be screening an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, often referenced as the Walt Disney of Japan. Most people may recognize his later films such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo, which can be seen as maturations of his earlier works like Castle in the Sky. Miyazaki’s early films produced with Studio Ghibli are recognizably Miyazaki-esque, the narrative leading with a female protagonist thrown into a string of events that seem too overwhelming for her to handle. The animation could be seen as a bit old-fashioned but still retains that beautiful level of quality for a film that was made in the 1980’s.
TL;DR: It’s an awesome and beautiful film. Come see it!
Screening on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
6:30 to 8:45 pm
@ BSB 104
Here’s the trailer: