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Poster for Ghibli at GFC 2023: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Ghibli at GFC 2023: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Opens on June 16

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Run Time: 117 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1984

Starring: Alison Lohman, Chris Sarandon, Edward James Olmos, Patrick Stewart, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese


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About the film:

Written and directed by Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.

A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature.

About the filmmaker:

One of Japan’s most distinctive filmmakers, Hayao Miyazaki’s stories consider the conflict between human progress and nature with the existence of the spirit world alongside the mundane. Before founding Studio Ghibli, he worked for various animation studios and crafted his first feature films Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (1979) and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). With fellow animator and longtime collaborator, Takahata Isao, he launched Studio Ghibli in 1985 and began producing some of most iconic hand-drawn animated films of all time, including My Neighbor Totoro (1988)Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)Ponyo (2008), and The Wind Rises (2013). In 2015, Miyazaki received an honorary Academy Award for his impact on animation and cinema.

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