The British Museum
Great Russell Street
Come to the Museum for a special season of Studio Ghibli film screenings presented in collaboration with Time Out and Japan House. Each screening will include complementary Japanese sake and will be followed by a Q&A with leading anime experts recorded live for the podcast Ghibliotheque.
Tickets will be available to purchase from Time Out from 29 April.
Screenings courtesy of StudioCanal.
My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
Director: Miyazaki Hayao
100 minutes + Q&A
In Japanese with English subtitles
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro.
Followed by a Q&A with British Museum Curator Nicole Rousmaniere and renowned anime specialist Helen McCarthy, author of The Anime Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation.
Ghibliotheque is a podcast that leafs through the library of films from Japanese animation leaders, Studio Ghibli. In each episode, Michael Leader, an avowed Ghibli fanatic, sits down with Jake Cunningham, who has never seen any of the Studio's work before. Together they look at the history behind Ghibli's films, get a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer and force Michael to rank some of his favourite ever films. Listen at www.applepodcasts.com/ghibliotheque.