Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Japan, 1984, 116 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Rated PG, Japanese with English subtitles


Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Apr 13, 2019 11:00 AM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Apr 14, 2019 11:00 AM


This is where it all began: the debut feature from master animator Hayao Miyazaki. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, Nausicaä is the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Throughout the film, Miyazaki’s animation is awe-inspiring: from the transcendent beauty of the poisoned forest to the giant, Dune-esque worms and the thrilling flying sequences. Though released before the founding of Studio Ghibli, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind feels as part of the canon as any of the official films. Co-founder Isao Takahata served as producer and marks the first collaboration between Miyazaki and renowned Japanese composer Jose Hisaishi.