Princess Mononke

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. This is Studio Ghibli at its most epic – a thunderous medieval fantasy akin to Lord Of The Rings in its mythological scope. It’s darker and more violent than much of the studio’s fare (prepare for exploding hogs and lopped limbs a-plenty) but the harshness is balanced out by spine-tingling imagery – try not to be transfixed by the eerie beauty of the forest spirit. Taking in warring human factions, ancient oozing curses, giant wolf tribes, and marauding demons, it’s a monumental piece of folklore, thrillingly realised by Miyazaki. Bonus: its English-language dub is brilliantly handled by none other than Neil Gaiman. Featuring the voice acting of Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton, Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, and Minnie Driver. (PG-13, 134m)

4 Screenings Friday, May 31st – Wednesday, June 5th – Showtimes & Tickets