Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Kaze no tani no Naushika
Miyazaki’s first film as writer-director (based on his own successful manga) is an extraordinarily rich fantasy film, an eco-allegory set in a feudal, toxic future and a spirited adventure movie. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaa, the people of the Valley of the Wind are engaged in a perpetual conflict with powerful insects called “ohmu”, guardians of a poisonous (and spreading) jungle.
“All the Miyazaki hallmarks are in place: rapturous explorations of natural vistas, a fascination with flight and flying machines, and a spunky female lead out to change the world, or at least hold her corner of it together through sheer love.” Tasha Robinson, AV Club
Our matinee family-friendly shows will feature the English-language version, all ages welcome. Evening screenings will play in Japanese with English subtitles.
A joy to watch.
New York Times
Evening: In Japanese with English subtitles