Princess Mononoke – TV-Tip of the Week

Princess Mononoke - TV-Tip of the Week

Princess Mononoke – TV-Tip of the Week

               Genre: Animated
               Japan, Anime, Unweltzerstörung

Monday 19 April 2010, ARTE, 20:15 clock

  Although Japanese animation films normally have a very specific fan base, are among them once again works that inspire a wide audience in Europe. The artist and director Hayao Miyazaki, founder of the famous cartoon forge Studio Ghibli, is regarded as masters of the genre and, with films such as Spirited Away / Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle / Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004) and Ponyo the gold fish girl enchanted (2008) has become the ultimate accents placed on the territory. rewarded with some international awards presented Princess Mononoke, the 1998 was to see out of competition within the competition of the Berlinale, at that time the most successful Japanese film altogether, which was also very popular in the Western world.

Is not as rare in the imaginative stories Hayao Miyazaki is also drawn as carefully as ambivalent figures of Princess Mononoke move in the tension between nature and civilization. The heroine San, who lives as a subsidiary of the Wolf Goddess with the wolves, and “Princess Mononoke”, is what it means as much as spirits or demons-princess, fights on the side of the animals of the forest against the powerful Lady Eboshi, the pursuit of profit the God wants to destroy forests and kill his territory. In the Prince Ashitaka, who is banned from a dangerous curse, is a major San allies, but then it Eboshi actually succeed, the forest god of beheading, and there is a destructive disaster …

Stylistically as narrative highly sophisticated kidnapped Princess Mononoke its viewers for a good two hours in an equally charming as threatening world full of seemingly magical symbols and entanglement, to obtain the other by the scenario of environmental destruction a frighteningly realistic component. It is remarkable how close the good is the evil, with the nuances of the characters between them are worked out so delicately in the drama that one of perspective with a wide-open horizon of the film a memorable experience beyond the brilliant visual dimension can be.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Princess Mononoke – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Mononoke-hime Country of production: , Japan Year of Production: 1997 Length: 128 (Min.)

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