Cinema audiences across North America have been delighted to experience this survey of timeless Japanese anime in newly struck 35mm prints. Classics such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and My Neighbor Totoro are complemented by more rarely seen movies from one of the world’s most influential film studios. While Hayao Miyazaki is Ghibli’s most easily identifiable auteur, his work emanates from the Ghibli house style developed by himself and Isao Takahata: a deceptively simple, gently-paced aesthetic that sets the studio’s work apart from the more kinetic anime that dominates Japanese television. (Read an overview of the studio's film history here.)
Film descriptions excerpted from the TIFF Cinematheque (Toronto).