Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk ONLY YESTERDAY
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.
This time out, Willem (age 10) and Miranda (now age 9) are spending time with the work of Takahata-san, after dipping their toes in with Pom Poko last year, they head into his more mature and contemplative work, Only Yesterday. Up for discussion: How 1960s Tokyo compares to 2013 Toronto, a first taste of pineapple, flashbacks and narrative time travel and safflower dye and menstruation. Not your typical kids conversation, but there you have it.
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 ScreenAnarchy archives, or at the Vimeo channel for The Kids Talk Film.