Sunday, 20 June at 10am the screening of the Oscar award winning "Spirited Away" animated family film for $5 per person - Japanese theme with door prizes at AMC Noosa 5 Cinemas
Hayao MIYAZAKI was born in Tokyo 5 May 1941. From an early age he showed an incredible ability to draw and later, he was a seemingly inexhaustible source of ideas for motion pictures. Many of these ideas sprang from 'Manga' on which he still works. 'Manga' being (adult) comic books that are enormously popular in Japan.
With his friend Isao Takahata he established Studio Ghibli. The two of them turned out 'My Neighbour Totoro', 'Princess Mononoke' (99) and 'Spirited Away' (02). Pictures which firmly established Miyazaki as one of the best, if not the best, animator on the planet.
'Princess Mononoke' earned the equivalent of US$150 million - the highest grossing domestic film in Japanese history. 'Spirited Away' earned him an Oscar.
Most of the cells in 'Spirited Away' are hand drawn. This is a very laborious process. Miyazaki shuns the use of PCs much favoured by other animators. His pictures therefore have a clarity of vision which is breath-taking to watch. Together with entertaining plots and compelling characters, these three characteristics have earned him the nickname 'the Walt Disney of Japan'. A moniker he hates.
Miyazaki's films recreate the world anew. Each is set in an intricate, self-contained fantasy world that has been built from scratch and drawn with devotion. His pictures are often considered children's fare but they are deeper than they look, concealing dark, very adult, themes beneath the surface.
"Spirited Away" Award winning animated family film Presented by Wide Bay Australia and AMC Noosa 5 Cinemas
AMC Noosa 5 Cinemas Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa
$5 per person at the door, Japanese theming with door prizes
For locations, booking and further details, please or check out www.noosalongweekend.com or call 54424546.
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