Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk CASTLE IN THE SKY
TIFF Bell Lightbox is running an another Studio Ghibli retrospective in December and January, which has expanded the number of titles (old and new) from the very successful previous 2012 run in Toronto.
When Miyazaki-san and Takahata-san come to town, you will invariably find the children of Twitch wide-eyed in the dark. Thus, Willem (now age 10) and Miranda (now age 9) open up the continuing series of Ghibli discussions with Castle in the Sky. They talk giant robots, kindly lady-pirates, and how this early feature bears the seeds of many of the great films to come.
Twitch is certainly not the youngest of movie websites, and a several writers have children who are old enough to understand and consume media in a way that is raw and fresh, but also with the inklings of consideration. In short, this is the age where many of us fall in love with the movies. Thus, we are offering you the perspective of children as they react to seeing classic animation on the big screen. And what better way to kick things off with the works of Miyazaki Hayao, Takahata Isao and the folks at Studio Ghibli.
We hope you will enjoy this deep dive back into Japan's most beloved animation house. All the previous entries can be found either in the Twitch archives, or at the Vimeo channel for The Kids Talk Film.
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