Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away)

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Miyazaki’s Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001; Spirited Away) captured the top prize at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival, won best Asian film at the Hong Kong Film Awards, and was named best animated feature at the 2003 Academy Awards. In his native Japan it won best picture at the 2002 Japanese Academy Awards and replaced Titanic as the top-grossing film in Japanese history. In the film, Chihiro, an ordinary if slightly spoiled young girl, wanders away from her parents and enters a realm of gods and magic. There, dubbed with the name Sen, she is forced to make do with her wits in an effort to reclaim her name and return to the human world.

(Encyclopedia Britannica, 2017)


Spirited Away Trailer

Miyazaki, H. (Director & Writer). (2001). Spirited Away  [Motion Picture]. JAP: Tokuma Shoten


Miyazaki Hayao (Writer & Director)

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