Angelika Film Center presents Studio Ghibli Festival: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Nausicaa, the debut film from Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki, tells the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, who’s love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, there is no good or evil, but rather convicting viewpoints, weaknesses, and power struggles. In what many consider to be his masterwork, Miyazaki’s animation is awe-inspiring and the film is not to be missed. In Japanese with English subtitles.