Saturday, January 31, 2015

Howl's Moving Castle - H. Miyazake 2004

Despite their six year age difference, 100% of my offspring adore this film, and watched it approximately a couple of hundred times up until a year or so ago. 
Yesterday, we dived into it again, much with the same delectation.

I personally also consider it one of Miyazake's best! The plot is, as always, rather convoluted, but revolves around a young girl's arrival at a mysterious, mobile home along with a highly eclectic adoptive family. This film contains almost all of Miyazake's pet peeves - war, the opposition between technology and nature, a nasty elderly witch, a strong female leading lady, flying, dark, invasive shadows - plus a strangely seductive young sorcerer...

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