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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

  • 11 Aug 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 3 - 5 PM

Museum of Fine Arts,
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161),
Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1984, 140 min.). Digital. Japanese with English subtitles. 

The debut film from animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro), this lush dystopian epic is considered by many to be his masterwork. Set in a future world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, Nausicaä is the story of a young princess whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph.

True to form, Miyazaki’s animation is awe-inspiring; the depiction of the poisoned forest in particular is a thing of transcendent beauty. There is light, growth, and life everywhere, made radiant by the hallucinogenic strangeness of shape and color. Huge dragonfly-like creatures are accompanied by wonderful, evocative sounds of flight and movement. The lethal fungus plants glow, shimmer, and shed spores like silent gleaming snowfalls. This is a film not to be missed.

Co-presented with Anime Boston and the Boston Women’s Film Festival.

Watch the trailer

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.


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