My Neighbor Totoro

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. There’s a reason the grand, furry, forest-dwelling Totoro ultimately became Ghibli’s mascot – Miyazaki’s ode to childhood is a thing of wonder. My Neighbour Totoro is a film without a villain, a warm and cosy remembrance of youth, a love letter to rural Japan, and a paean to the magical things that exist just out of sight. Bursting with iconic creations, from its array of fuzzy Totoros, to the googly-eyed Soot Sprites and the fantastical Catbus, the film has a pure spirit that cannot be denied. If there are hints of darkness – the illness of Satsuki and Mei’s mother, hospital-bound for the duration of the film – it remains on the fringes. Ludicrously loveable. (G, 86m)

4 Screenings Friday, May 31st – Thursday, June 6th – Showtimes & Tickets