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Action and Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Japanese (English subtitles)
In this Japanese animated epic, Howl is the crotchety wizard who lives in a castle that not only stands on chicken legs - it can also grow and shrink in size. When Howl sees young hat-maker Sophie being persecuted by soldiers, he intervenes and saves her - but this makes the Witch of the Waste jealous, so she turns Sophie into an old crone. We follow Sophie's story as she struggles to make her way to the castle to get her curse reversed - while at the same time, the country begins preparing for a war. A fantastic and imaginative treat from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for titles within the Fantasy & Adventure strand of the Into Film Festival.
A film guide that looks at Howl's Moving Castle (2004), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
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