Living legend Hayao Miyazaki is the master of the animation genre, whose half a century long career has gathered huge numbers of fans in both the West and the East.
In Miyazaki's enchanting film worlds, the beautiful visual language meets with magic mixed with reality, and natural environments contrast with artificial. Regarding narrative, his handwriting is playful, constantly seeking new possibilities – in the films, there is usually no classical hero vs anti-hero confrontation, the characters are rather complicated, contradictory towards oneself and multifaceted, not positive or negative in a black-and-white sort of way. The feminist dimension of Miyazaki's films is also worth noting: women or girls are often in the lead roles of his films, making their own fortunes and not submitting to traditional gender roles.
April 20 at 18:30 "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" (1984)
April 21 at 18:30 "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988)
April 22 at 14:00 "Princess Mononoke" (1997)
April 22 at 16:45 "Spirited Away" (2001)
April 23 at 14:00 "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004)
April 23 at 16:30 "The Wind Rises" (2013)
The retrospective takes place in collaboration with Tartu Electric Theatre, which screens 11 Miyazaki's works!