Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi / 千と千尋の神隠し
2001, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 125 min.
- Sat, Nov 18th 2:00pm
- Tue, Nov 21st 6:00pm
"Enchanting and delightful…the best animated film of recent years.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
With its seductive imagery and haunting story evoking the darkest childhood fears and wishes, SPIRITED AWAY, Japan’s first and only winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, holds up to many viewings. Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl, becomes separated from her parents and lost in what appears to be an abandoned theme park but turns out to be a ghostly spa for gods and nature spirits, ruled by a canny witch. Surrounded by shape-shifting goblins, Chihiro learns to rely on herself as she navigates a world in which nothing is what it seems. In Japanese with English subtitles. 35mm. (BS)
Tuesday, November 21: Lecture by film historian Donald Crafton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.