Studio Ghibli: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Subtitled)

February 19, 2017
12:00 pm

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND is one of Miyazaki's earliest efforts; he started it as a long-running comic epic, but in 1984, he produced a two-hour animated version.All the Miyazaki hallmarks are in place: rapturous explorations of natural vistas, a fascination with flight and flying machines, and a spunky female lead out to change the world, or at least hold her corner of it together through sheer love.Nausicaa is the princess of a rural valley that lives at peace on the edge of a deadly fungal wasteland, until a ship carrying a weapon from a bygone industrial age crash-lands nearby. When warriors from a far country come to retrieve the artifact, their invasion draws Nausicaa and her people into a sprawling political conflict. (Tasha Robinson, AV Club)(C) 1984 Studio Ghibli - H

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