|Sat 3rd October||1.30pm|
Dir: Hayao Miyazaki | 2004 | Japan | 119 mins
Voice cast: Emily Mortimer, Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner.
One of master Studio Ghibli animator Hayao Miyazaki’s most magical, satisfying adventures, Howl’s Moving Castle (adapted from the novel by Diane Wynne-Jones) follows the fortunes of Sophie, a shy girl who turns into an old woman when she’s cursed by a spiteful witch. Her only chance of breaking the spell lies in a glamorous, insecure young wizard Howl and his esoteric companions in his legged, walking castle. Exquisitely drawn – in terms of both animation and emotion – it’s a whimsical, moving and enchanting fantasy that will delight imaginative children.
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