November 11, 2012, @ 2:00 pm
(Kaze no Tani no Naushika, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1984, 116 min.)
Miyazaki. Miyazaki’s debut film, set a thousand years after a nuclear holocaust has gutted the globe, is considered by many to be his masterwork. After the death of her father and an attack from the hostile Tormekia, Princess Nausicaä must use her ability to communicate with the giant crustacean Ohmu to unite her people against the threat of annihilation. Based on the manga of the same name and using Miyazaki’s distinctive dreamlike and fantastical style, the film also inaugurates his enduring collaboration with composer Joe Hisaishi.