Film Club Screening: Princess Mononoke
This month the cinema club will discuss and view one of Hayao Miyazaki's most beautiful and influential films - Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke is a period drama set specifically in the late Muromachi period of Japan but with numerous fantastical elements. The story concentrates on involvement of the outsider Ashitaka in the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans of the Iron Town who consume its resources. There can be no clear victory, and the hope is that the relationship between humans and nature can be cyclical. [Wikipedia] The cinema club meets monthly to discuss and promote the work of film artists who have inspired them.
The Daily Yomiuri's Aaron Gerow called the film a "powerful compilation of Hayao Miyazaki's world, a cumulative statement of his moral and filmic concerns."