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This iconic Ghibli is rightfully one of the most popular animations ever made.
Partly inspired by Japanese storyteller Kenji Miyazawa, one of Miyazaki's favourite writers, this gentle fantasy explores the beauty and magic of 1950s rural Japan through the eyes of two young girls, who move to the country, discover the spirits of the forest and experience the magical power of nature with a wondering innocence. Sublime.
1988 Dir. Hayao Miyazaki 87 min. (In Japanese with English subtitles)