Posts tagged "Studio Ghibli"

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Southwark Playhouse, London Until January 8th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Southwark Playhouse’s latest is based on Eiko Kadono’s children’s book Kiki’s Delivery Service, most famous for Studio Ghibli’s anime adaptation (though a far later, far less prestigious live-action version also exists). This is an adaptation of the book specifically, rather than the Miyazaki picture: Worth […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge)

Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit LFF Screening October 5th, 6th, 2016 Watch on iTunes (US) by Richard Hamer “This screening has proved unexpectedly popular,” says the woman working at BFI Southbank, as I squeeze into a seat at the small, packed venue. It can only mean one thing: the name ‘Studio Ghibli’ still carries […]

When Marnie Was There

Produced by Studio Ghibli Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi In UK Cinemas June 10th, 2016 by Richard Hamer Following the release of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, Studio Ghibli announced that they would go on a brief hiatus following the retirement of its founder and most highly acclaimed creator, Hayao Miyazaki. This makes When Marnie […]

Studio Ghibli Forever

Studio Ghibli Forever is a retrospective season which begins today until July 28th, 2016.  Studio Ghibli Forever will be showcasing the work of the beloved Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, giving fans a chance to mourn the studio’s closure and celebrate their work from the past 30 years.  The season also features the studio’s last […]

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Directed by Isao Takahata Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden In UK Cinemas March 20th, 2015 by Richard Hamer There is a strange kind of irony to the release of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. It comes to the UK after Hayao Miyazaki […]

Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)

The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) Directed by Hayao Miyazaki In US Cinemas February 21st, 2014 In UK Cinemans May 9th, 2014 Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli had taken the opportunity at the 70th Venice Film Festival to announce his retirement.  His work with Studio Ghibli and its beautiful classic anime style and stories have fascinated […]