Miyazaki adapts British writer Diana Wynne Jones's popular fantasy tale for this spectacularly animated feature, adding his own unique and celebrated dreamlike dimension. The dreaded Witch of the Waste turns Sophie, a young hat-maker, into an old woman when she attracts the notice of Howl, a young wizard whom the witch desires for herself. Miyazaki creates a beautiful alternate reality, where anything can happen and every frame is a breathtaking work of art.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: The voices of Jean Simmons, Emily Mortimer, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall and Billy Crystal
Original Release: Japan. 2004
Showing: Monday, 15 October, 2007 at 7:30pm
Certificate: U
Running Time: 119 mins

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