Part of our Hayao Miyazaki: A Studio Ghibli Retrospective series, taking place all through January.
“A dazzling movie, gorgeous to look at, involving on both emotional and intellectual levels, and often incredibly thrilling.” – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Both the Subtitled and Dubbed Versions will be screened.
Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and embraced by audiences, breaking box office records upon its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. Mononoke is a force of nature – with blood smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera. (Dir. by Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan, 134 min, Rated PG-13 ) 35mm
Please note: This film includes violent battle scenes and frightening fantasy creatures.