Hayao Miyazaki宮崎 駿 (born 1941) Japanese Artist
I remember I was about 10 when I saw a movie of Miyazaki for the first time. It was on cable channel: the story of a man whose appearance was strange, obviously because he looked like a pig. I only kept a couple of bits and pieces from the movie Porco Rosso, which I finally watch back few years later. But it’s only when I went to the cinema to see Sento Chihiro no Kamikakushi that I felt in love of his universe. It was full of poetry and dreams…
Miyazaki’s films often contain recurrent themes like humanity’s relationship with nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. The questioning of nature and how people don’t want to care is also in the middle of the most beautiful master piece of Miyazaki: Laputa. I wish everybody could enjoy this movie which is as old as me!
About Sento Chihiro No Kamikakushi