Part of our Hayao Miyazaki: A Studio Ghibli Retrospective series, taking place all through January.
â€śA terrific alternative to the diabetic's nightmare that is most of Disney's output, Kiki's Delivery Service takes pride of place in Miyazaki's exceptional body of work.â€ť â€“ Empire Magazine
Both the Subtitled and Dubbed Versions will be screened.
Miyazakiâ€™s first big US success tells the story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has Miyazakiâ€™s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film â€“ a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world. (Dir. by Hayao Miyazaki, 1989, Japan, 102 mins, Rated G ) 35mm