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Animation, Biopics, War Films
Renowned animator and founder of Studio Ghibli Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is a whimsical ride through the life of the Japanese aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi. Beautifully animated with a stirring classical soundtrack, the film is a chronicle of Jiro’s life and dreams. From his childhood fantasies to his determined years of study, it culminates in his pioneering designs of the legendary Japanese fighter planes used in WWI and WWII. Touching on significant moments in Japan’s history such as the Great Kanto earthquake, the Depression and the onset of war, while gently weaving in his romance with his wife, this is an affectionate ode to a Japanese icon and the profession of aeronautical engineering.
Oscar-nominated hand-drawn animation about a boy living in mediaeval Ireland who must complete a magic manuscript. Not to be missed.
7–11 years 75 mins
Compelling and fascinating true story of movie mogul, record-breaking aviation enthusiast and 1930s playboy Howard Hughes.
11+ years 163 mins
A beautiful animation about a group of teens trying to save their beloved clubhouse from demolition, set around the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
7–16 years 92 mins
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To mark Roald Dahl Day and the great storyteller's centenary, we explore his wide-reaching influence and consider what sort of films he might be making today.
Reading time 8 mins
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