HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

Hayao Miyazaki

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE

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Status: Completed

Director(s): Hayao Miyazaki

Main cast: Chieko Baish´, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa

Long synopsis : Young Sophie is eighteen, and works tirelessly every day making hats in the shop once owned by her deceased father. On a rare outing to town, Sophie accidentally encounters the wizard Howl. Howl is dashing, terribly handsome, yet as wizards go, he’sa bit of a wimp. They are spotted by the Witch of the Waste, who mistakes the nature of the relationship between them. Seized by jealousy, she casts a spell on Sophie, transforming her into a withered ninety-year-old woman

Cast

  • Chieko Baish´, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gash»in, Ry»nosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki

Crew

  • Producer(s): Rick Dempsey, Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki
  • Director(s): Hayao Miyazaki
  • Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones
  • DP: Atsushi Okui
  • Editing: Takeshi Seyama
  • Original Music: Joe Hisaishi
  • Set Design: Y´ji Takeshige, Noboru Yoshida
  • Genre(s): Animation, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction

  • Production company: STUDIO GHIBLI, WILD BUNCH, WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION, BUENA VISTA FRANCE
  • Production date: 2004
  • Language: Japanese
  • Duration: 119 min
  • Image Ratio: 1.85
  • Sound Info: Dolby SR / SRD
  • Venice Film Festival 2004 – Competition
    Award(s) : Golden Osella
  • Academy Awards 2006
  • Hollywood Film Awards 2005
  • Sitges Film Festival 2004
    Award(s) : Audience Award
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005
  • Ä°stanbul International Independent Film Festival 2005
  • Reykjav­k International Film Festival 2005
    Award(s) : RIFF Audience Award
  • CINEMANIA French Film Festival 2008

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