Saturday 12 April 2014

BFI Studio Ghibli Feature Film Retrospective

The British Film Institute Southbank will be hosting a retrospective on Studio Ghibli's work over the last 30 years from April through May this year. Not only will they be showing all of their biggest films, but they will also be screening The Wind Rises before it even hits theatres on 9th May. Although the showing of The Wind Rises is set for 23rd April and is already sold out, there are still many films on the roster that are definitely worth taking a look particularly as these films are meant to be enjoyed on the big screen and not on a television set.

Check out the full list of films in the Studio Ghibli Complete Season Breakdown, but get moving quickly if you're interested, as they're selling out fast. As of the time of writing, here's a list of what films are available:

Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies
My Neighbour Totoro (2/3 showings Sold Out)
Kiki's Delivery Service
Porco Rosso (1/3 showings Sold Out)
Spirited Away (Sold Out)
Only Yesterday
Ocean Waves (TV movie)
Princess Mononoke (2/3 showings Sold Out)
Pom Poko
Whisper of the Heart
My Neighbours the Yamadas
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle
Tales From Earthsea
From Up on Poppy Hill
The Wind Rises (Sold Out)

It is rare that such a large portion of the Studio Ghibli collection is shown on the big screen so I highly recommend that you at least take a look at one or two of the films if you can make it. The films that I consider to be "must sees" (excluding the sold out ones) are: Grave of the Fireflies, Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, and From Up on Poppy Hill.

For more info on the screenings and the event itself, check out

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