Japanese Film Series: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
Maginnes Hall 113

THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS is a fascinating, never-before-seen look inside the quirky and wonderful world of Studio Ghibli, creators of masterpieces like Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away.  Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Susuki and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.  The result is a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse of the inner workings of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios and a rare insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.  [GKIDS] (118 min.  Japanese with English subtitles) Free & Open only to Lehigh students/faculty/staff.

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