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Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

2004, dubbed in English

Japan

119 minutes

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When Sophie, a teenage girl who works in her father’s hat shop, meets the charismatic wizard Howl, she inadvertently arouses the wrathful jealousy of an evil witch, who casts a spell that turns Sophie’s face and body into that of a 90-year-old woman. Seeking to dispel the curse, Sophie is led to Howl’s castle, a colossal, sentient flying machine, and embarks with the wizard on a series of magical adventures and into the crucible of a destructive war that Howl is desperately trying to stop. Adapting and considerably altering Diana Wynne Jones’ eponymous fantasy novel, Miyazaki introduces a deeply felt pacifist theme, which he stated was inspired by his outrage over the American invasion of Iraq.