When her family moves to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches and spirits, a world where humans are turned into animals. According to the Miami Herald, this film offers a ride worth taking -- an excursion through a fantastical pop universe that is pure, enchanting magic. Try it; you'll like it.
This film will be preceded by an introduction and after the movie there will be a Q&A.
Genre: animation, classic
Language: Japanese, subtitles: English
Spirited Away tells the story of Chihiro Ogino, a ten-year-old girl who, when she moves to a new neighborhood, enters the world of kami (spirits of Japanese Shinto folklore). After her parents are turned into pigs by the witch Yubaba , Chihiro takes a job working at Yubaba's bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.
Hayao Miyazaki’s film has been called one of the greatest animated films in history. Too much praise? Come and see this beauty on the big screen and decide for yourself.
The SG Student Film Committee recommends this film because it’s one of the Studio Ghibli masterpieces that you’ll want to see more of after watching this film. It is sweet and intense and personal, one of the highest quality animation films ever made. You’ll never know what you are missing!
This film will be preceded by an introduction by Maarten van Gageldonk, Head of Program of Kaboom Animation Festival and after the film there will be a Q&A.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
“Prepare to be astonished.” Los Angeles Times
“Wondrously strange and just plain wonderful.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Enchanting and impressively crafted.” Chicago Reader
For the fans of Japanese music
On Sunday, December 10th, there is a unique opportunity to enter a completely new musical world and discover surprising details about Japanese culture. The student wind orchestra Auletes will play wonderful Japanese music (from the film Spirited Away among others), accompanied by intriguing narratives and the famous and immense Japanese Taiko-drum. After watching the film, why not treat yourself to a magical Sunday afternoon? Tickets for the concert/lecture are free and can be reserved here.
SG & USE/ITEC registration
Please register for SG & USE/ITEC by scanning your student ID card at the venue.
More information about SG & USE/ITEC can be found here.
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket by clicking on the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets cannot be purchased with cash or bank card at the ticket counter.
For more general information about tickets, refund policies, etc., please click here.
Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no pre-film movie trailers) and the cinema hall opens at 19:10. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is selected in collaboration with the Student Film Committee and Natlab