Spirited Away
Filmfest 2005

Suppose you take a wrong turn into a dark tunnel and find yourself in a world of vomiting monsters, bouncing heads and ghosts capable of swallowing a junkyard full of trash? Is there anyone you can call? Well, no. But you'll be fine because, chances are, you're watching MIYAZAKI'S SPIRITED AWAY another weirdly wonderful offering from Hayao Miyazaki, who made the delightful MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and PRINCESS MONONOKE. A 10-year-old girl is lost in a mysterious world of witches and monsters. Let me just say "weirdly" again. This movie – which is equally appealing to children (those of adventurous, non-freak-outable spirit), Japanese animation (anime) fans, and any surviving acquaintances of Timothy Leary – is so full of invention, you might want to take a breather now and then. Desson Howe, The Washington Post, September 20, 2002

tags: Animation


Director: Hayao Miyazaki