Part of our Hayao Miyazaki: A Studio Ghibli Retrospective series, taking place all through January.
â€śSo richly detailed and colorful that one almost aches from the beauty.â€ť â€“ Houston Chronicle
Dubbed version only
Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. But after this chance meeting, the young girl is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howlâ€™s magical moving castle. As the true power of Howlâ€™s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Infused with wondrous beauty and a compelling narrative driven by dream logic, Howlâ€™s Moving Castle was the second Studio Ghibli film to be nominated for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award. (Dir. by Hayao Miyazaki, 2005, Japan, 114 mins,, rated PG) 35mm