Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) 1984 PG

7.45PM Wed 16 May 2018 (1hr 56mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'Hayao Miyazaki might consider his single greatest work to be not one of his films, but rather the thousand-page manga epic Nausicaä that he laboured to complete between 1982 and 1994. In Nausicaä, genetically engineered weapons have burned civilization to the ground, leaving behind the seeds of a new global ecology that has made humans aliens on their own planet. A thousand years after the holocaust, Nausicaä's eponymous princess – a girl both soldier and scientist – seeks to reconcile the last remnants of her still – warring species with the monstrous biological order overtaking earth. Although this movie adaptation represents an early draft of the story – one Miyazaki would change considerably as the manga evolved – it was and remains a stirring, sweeping epic of war and adventure, and one of the best science-fiction films made anywhere during the 1980s.' Pacific Film Archive

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 116 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: HAYAO MIYAZAKI / BASED ON THE MANGA SERIES 'KAZE NO TANI NO NAUSHIKA' BY HAYAO MIYAZAKI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HIDESHI KYONEN / EDITORS: NAOKI KANEKO, TOMOKO KIDA, SHÔJI SAKAI / PRINT SOURCE: AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE / RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

PG | Low level violence