STUDIO GHIBLI ALL SUMMER AT THE PCC
Courtesy of Studiocanal, the STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER season returns to The Prince Charles Cinema in London for Saturday early evening screenings this summer! The entries in this season include some of PCC's favorite films from the legendary Japanese animation studio's impressive catalogue. Get your tickets now, as these screenings are always very popular! All movies presented in original Japanese dialogue w/ English subtitles.
Sat 10th June 6:20pm
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988 / DCP)
A devastating meditation on the human cost of war, this animated tale follows Seita (Tsutomu Tatsumi), a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko (Ayano Shiraishi), after an American firebombing during World War II separates the two children from their parents. Their tale of survival is as heartbreaking as it is true to life. The siblings rely completely on each other and struggle against all odds to stay together and stay alive.
Sat 8th July 6:30pm
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988 / DCP)
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.
Sat 22nd July 6pm
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989 / 35mm Print)
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Sat 5th Aug 5:10pm
PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997 / 35mm Print)
In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
Program notes by Prince Charles Cinema.