A classic fantasy masterpiece by the most important animator of our time.
1997, Hayao Miyazaki
134 minutes, Japanese with Russian subtitles
The young prince Ashitaka defends his village from an attack by a giant, angry boar. He is wounded and gains supernatural strength and agility, but is doomed to a quick death. The young man sets out to find a cure: in his journey, he meets the Lady of Iron Town, the Great Forest Spirit, the wolf goddess and the girl raised by her, whom everyone calls Princess Mononoke. Set in a universe of Shinto mythology, but full of modern ideas about the relationship between man and nature, the film finally cemented Hayao Miyazaki’s worldwide fame as a director and artist.
Shot from Mononoke-hime, 1997
The majestic pageant of images—no sylvan landscape has been this indelibly, dimensionally alive—is inextricably welded to the multifold spiritual / ecological questions about the future that Miyazaki is contemplating..
— Wesley Morris, The San Francisco Examiner