Several of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces are marking milestone anniversaries this year, and along with other Studio Ghibli films they have been coming back on the big screen where they belong for a third straight year of Studio Ghibli Fest.
It kicked off in April, when Howl’s Moving Castle celebrated its 15th anniversary. Then, in May, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind marked its 35th. Early July saw the charming romance drama Whisper of the Heart get its due, and late July delivered 30th anniversary screenings of Kiki’s Delivery Service. My Neighbor Totoro rounded out the summer’s offerings. The Secret World of Arrietty, an adaptation of the beloved Borrowers stories, ushered in this autumn in late September, followed by the Oscar winner Spirited Away in October and Princess Mononoke in November.
Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 wraps this month with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, a 2013 adaptation of the folk tale of the Bamboo Cutter that was director Isao Takahata’s final film. Catch it dubbed in English Dec. 16 or in the original Japanese with English subtitles Dec. 18.
Tickets for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya are available from Fathom Events.
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