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Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbour Totoro, 1988

Members' Screening: My Neighbour Totoro

26 Oct 2014

In anticipation of the new documentary about Studio Ghibli - The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, which will show at the ICA from 7 November, we present a screening of the English-language version of Miyazaki's superbly animated tale.

My Neighbour Totoro is considered to be one of the best-loved family films of all time. The story follows Satsuki (Hidaka) and Mei (Sakamoto), two young girls who find their new home is by a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of fantastical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O-Totoro, the biggest and eldest of them, and king of the forest. While the girls' mother lies sick in hospital, O-Totoro takes them on a magical adventure and helps them to understand the realities of life. Containing a powerful ecological theme, this is a lovingly crafted work of depth, import and beauty.

My Neighbour Totoro, dir. Hayao Miyazaki, voices Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Japan 1988, 83 mins. English-language version, cert. U

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