Wednesday, May 9

Repertory Series ArchiveA Tribute to Takahata

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

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(2013) dir Mami Sunada w/Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki [118 min; DCP; in Japanese with English subtitles]
Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA. The result is a rare “fly on the wall” glimpse of the inner workings of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios, and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.

“What makes The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness more than just a simple artifact, or a glorified DVD bonus feature, is the film’s clear-eyed ability to see Ghibli through the eyes of the people who work there.” – David Ehrlich, AV Club

“[It] does the world a service by chronicling and preserving, in a most charming and understated way, Miyazaki-era Ghibli and the human element beneath its creative genius.” – Amanda Waltz, The Film Stage


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