• © 1997 Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli, ND

  • © 1997 Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli, ND

  • © 1997 Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli, ND

Princess Mononoke

(Mononoke hime)

Original Japanese version
MPA Rating: PG-13

A great film . . . one of the most visually inventive films I have ever seen.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Yoji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yuko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi,

Princess Mononoke combines animist myths, Japanese folklore, a matriarchal heroine, and a “green planet” ethos to create an epic cinematic experience. It achieves one of animation’s—and cinema’s—most wonderful effects: fabricating a world, immaculately realized, that is at once unbelievable and believable. In a long-ago Japan, a war is raging for the future of Earth, one that sets the animal kingdom against humanity, nature against pollution, and harmony against chaos. Two humans stand between the worlds, and amid the bloodshed: San, a feral child raised by wolves, who considers herself animal and humans her enemies; and Ashitaka, a man whose peacefulness hides a great power, and an even greater curse. 

Jason Sanders
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Japanese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 134 mins

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