As part of the holiday season TIFF Cinematheque gives the retrospective treatment to the legendary Japanese animated company founded by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki from December 13th, 2013 to January 3rd, 2014.
Blending new 35-mm and digital prints, 18 Studio Ghibli films will be showcased including From Up on Poppy Hill, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Oscar-winner Spirited Away, rarely seen titles Only Yesterday and Ocean Waves plus infrequently screened Grave of the Fireflies.
Two versions will be made available to audience members either in Japanese with English subtitles or English dubbed versions starring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Dakota Fanning, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Anna Paquin, Kirsten Dunst, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, Amy Poehler, Claire Danes and Liam Neeson.
Commencing the event is a sold out Master Class session on December 12, 2013 exploring the artistry of Hayao Miyazaki conducted by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro which will be accompanied by an introduction and post-screening discussion of Castle in the Sky.
Tickets for screenings go on sale December 4, 2013 for TIFF Members, and December 11, 2013 for the public.
For more information visit the TIFF website.