Warwick Student Cinema: Spirited Away [S]
Event from Warwick Student Cinema
Wed 29 September 2021 18:00-20:00
29/09/2021, 18:00 - 29/09/2021, 20:00
Wednesday 29 September 2021, 6PM - Wednesday 29 September 2021, 8PM
L3, Science Concourse
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Come see Spirited Away presented with 4K Laser projection on the big screen in L3!
From the highly acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away is considered by many to be his most successful film ever, having been the first anime film to win an Academy Award and the highest-grossing film in Japanese history.
Ten-year-old Chihiro (Hiragi) and her parents are driving to a new town but take an unprecedented stop at what appears to be an abandoned theme park. Sensing that they should not be there, Chihiro pleads with her parents to leave but they end up at an empty stall laden with freshly prepared food. She leaves them as they greedily help themselves and runs into a mysterious boy, Haku (Irino), who urges her to escape before it's too late. To her horror, Chihiro's parents have turned into pigs and the way back has been flooded with a vast river.
At night, the mysterious theme park becomes home to many spirits and the only way for Chihiro to get home and save her parents is to work at the bath house until Haku can help her. However, as a condition of working there, she must give up her name to the manager Yubaba (Natsuki) so she may keep her in service forever. Chihiro is renamed 'Sen' and soon becomes in danger of forgetting her own identity and being unable to ever return home.
So begins Chihiro's bizarre yet magical adventure in trying to break Yubaba's spell over her and Haku. River spirits, dragons, mysterious bouncing heads - nothing goes amiss in Spirited Away.
With a beautiful soundtrack, stunning animation and an exciting plot, Spirited Away is one film you do not want to miss. If you are unfamiliar with anime, this is the perfect place to start.