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Studio Ghibli Season Spring 2013


Tuesday 26th March - Saturday 13th April 2013

Witness the sorcery, discover the magic, embrace the adventure. Prepare to be spellbound by Film4's most complete Studio Ghibli Season yet, starting with the Oscar-winning Spirited Away...

Tune in throughout the Easter holidays for daily screenings of films ranging from Ponyo to Princess Mononoke, from My Neighbour Totoro to Howl's Moving Castle.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away, 6.30pm Tuesday 26th March

A young girl finds herself trapped in a mystical realm in Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning animated classic. (Japanese language/subtitled)

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    The Cat Returns

    11am, Thursday 28th March (Japanese language/subtitled)

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    Porco Rosso

    4.35pm, Thursday 28th March (English language)

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro, 4.55pm Saturday 30th March

Two young girls become friends with the magical creatures who reside in the forest near their new home in Hayao Miyazaki's timeless family film. (English language)

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    5.15pm Sunday 31st March (English language)

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    2.50pm Wednesday 3rd April (English language)

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves, 11am Thursday 4th April

After spotting an old flame in a crowded railway station, a young man reminisces about their time in high school together. (Japanese language/subtitled)

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    Pom Poko

    2.35pm Thursday 4th April (English language)

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    The Cat Returns

    3pm Sunday 7th April (English language)

    On Film4: 5 Dec 3:10PM

Breaking news: The Cat Returns at 3pm on Sunday 7th April will be preceded by exclusive clip from the latest Studio Ghibli film, From Up On Poppy Hill, which will hit UK cinemas this summer.

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday, 12.55pm Tuesday 9th April

An independent-minded office worker reflects on her formative years in 1960s Tokyo in this coming-of-age tale from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. (Japanese language/subtitled)


Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, 2:20pm Saturday 13th April

Hayao Miyazaki's epic, eco-conscious animated fantasy, in which a warrior princess must prevent an apocalyptic war on a desolate, dystopian future Earth. (Japanese language/subtitled)

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