Part of our Hayao Miyazaki: A Studio Ghibli Retrospective series, taking place all through January.
â€śOne of the most iconic anime films ever released. It stands as the launching point of Hayao Miyazaki's career and helped form Studio Ghibli as we know it today. An epic masterpiece, it's a classic among classics.â€ť â€“ DVD Talk
Both the Subtitled and Dubbed Versions will be screened.
The debut film from Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaa is considered by many to be his masterwork â€” and there are few films, animated or otherwise, of such sweeping scope and grandeur. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, Nausicaa is the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Like most Studio Ghibli films, there is neither good nor evil, but conflicting viewpoints, weaknesses, and power struggles. Throughout the film, Miyazakiâ€™s animation is awe-inspiring; the depiction of the poisoned forest in particular is a thing of transcendent beauty. This is a film not to be missed. (Dir. by Hayao Miyazaki, 1984, Japan, 116 mins, Rated PG) 35mm