Monday
13
May
8.15pm
Back Princess Mononoke
 
Mon
13
May
class rating
Monday, 13 May 2019 at 8.15pm
Studio Ghibli
  • Animation, Fantasy
  • 1997
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 134 mins.
 

In the 14th century, the harmony that humans, animals and gods have enjoyed begins to crumble. The protagonist, young Ashitaka - infected by an animal attack, seeks a cure from the deer-like god Shishigami. In his travels, he sees humans ravaging the earth, bringing down the wrath of wolf god Moro and his human companion Princess Mononoke. Hiskattempts to broker peace between her and the humans brings only conflict.

Miyazaki’s international breakthrough hit was inspired by the Muromachi period (c.1336 to c.1573), which saw the introduction of firearms to feudal Japan, the film elegantly evokes a simple natural world where animal gods and tree spirits roam the earth, though they are fast becoming threatened by the technological advances and self-serving ruthlessness of humanity.

A masterwork of animated storytelling.

 

Director:

 
Hayao Miyazaki

Screenplay:

 
Hayao Miyazaki

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