A SUMMER WITH STUDIO GHIBLI
It’s going to be a magical summer at LAB111 and KINO Rotterdam. On July 1st our retrospective of no less than eighteen films (!) from the visionary and dizzyingly original Japanese animation giant, Studio Ghibli returns to our cinema!
For over thirty years their animated features have been capturing the hearts and minds of viewers all over the world and now that its founder Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement last year and co-founder Isao Takahata sadly passed away last April, it’s seems a fitting moment in time to appreciate their extensive body of work on the big screen.
The Ghibli films have a great range in subject matter and even genre, but certain themes return time and again in these animated stories; strong female leads, magical transformative creatures and the ever perpetuating desire to take to the skies and fly. But whichever Ghibli film you encounter, the love for the craft of hand drawn animation and the creation of fantastically immersive worlds shines through in every frame of their work, commanding the viewers inner child to take over.
We are very proud to present these special films, some titles for the first time, on the big screen. This retrospective was realized together with KINO, an Rotterdam based cinema we often partner with for our classic and special programming.
In cooperation with Camera Japan Festival many of these screenings will feature introductions by their Studio Ghibli experts Philo Ouweleen and Nancy Fornoville.
All films will be presented in original Japanese language with English subtitles.