ACMI announces celebration of Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli in August

A month-long film season dedicated to the studio behind some of the most beloved Japanese animations will be screening at ACMI from August.

Celebrate! Studio Ghibli will screen 23 titles from the animation company, which ACMI states will “give audiences the chance to delve into the beautifully realised worlds and uniquely imaginative storytelling of Studio Ghibli”

As well as screening beloved titles such as Totoro (1988), Ponyo (2008), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) and the Academy Award- winning classic Spirited Away (2001).  The festival will delve into the genius behind the studio, Hayao Miyazaki, in the poetic documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014).

ACMI will also be screening some of the studio’s most recent releases, the visually stunning The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013), the adventure driven The Wind Rises (2013), the tale of curiosity and friendship When Marnie Was There (2014) and the darker film Grave of the Fireflies (1988), which tackles the relationships between people and time, technology and nature.

“At ACMI we urge audiences of all ages and tastes to experience the moving image and in the work of Studio Ghibli, there’s considerable cause for celebration,” says James Hewison, ACMI’s Head of Film Programs.

Celebrate! Studio Ghibli is screening at ACMI in Melbourne from 24 August to 25 September 2017.

For tickets, a full program and more information on the event, click here.