as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2023
Part of the Rose's Summer of Ghibli Fest: Exquisitely illustrated by master animator Hayao Miyazaki, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (2004) is the Academy Award®-nominated fantasy adventure for the whole family.
Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous and stupid war that threatens their world. Featuring the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, and Jean Simmons.
PG, 1h 59m.
"An eye-popping, mind-bending phantasmagoria from one of the greatest living film artists." – Philadelphia Inquirer
"Miyazaki has an appeal that crosses generations. Adult audiences are drawn to the depth and variety of his vision, but so are kids, and for exactly the same reasons." – Sydney Morning Herald
"It's the hand-drawn images that carry most of the magical freight... What a moveable feast of delights." – Wall Street Journal
"Miyazaki is like a cartographer of the soul, mapping our inner landscape, leaving us bedazzled." – Slate