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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness: Ghibliotheque introduction (PG)

27 September

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Ghibliotheque, the podcast that celebrates the world's greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli, presents a rare screening of the incredible and insightful feature-length Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.

Shot by director Mami Sunada, the documentary provides unparalleled access to the workings of the studio as they craft two soon-to-be masterpieces from their two resident geniuses: Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. As production swirls around her, Sunada observes these masters at work, and introduces fans and viewers to the quirks and eccentricities of life at Ghibli - from the gruelling grind of producing hand-drawn animation, to the unique perspective of Ushiko, Ghibli’s studio cat.

Described by The Guardian as ‘an ideal podcast for Ghibli novices and superfans alike,’ Ghibliotheque has now leapt out of the earbuds and onto the printed page for the lavishly-illustrated hardback ‘Ghibliotheque - The Unofficial Guide to the Films of Studio Ghibli’, which charts the world-conquering rise of Studio Ghibli film by film, from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to Earwig and the Witch, by way of My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and more. On sale from all good bookshops from 2 September.

This screening will be introduced by Ghibliotheque hosts Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham. Michael and Jake will also be signing copies of their new Ghibliotheque book at Forbidden Planet, Sauchiehall Street at 4.30pm.

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  • Director Mami Sanuda
  • Country Japan
  • Year of Production 2013
  • Running Time 1h57m
  • Certificate PG

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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