A movie for the weekend: Spirited Away

A movie for the weekend: Spirited Away.

This animated movie from Japan is the story of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro. She and her parents stumble into what appears to be an abandoned theme park. But all is not as it seems, as the theme park is a bath-house for the spirits, and not a place where humans are welcome. Chihiro must fend for herself and rescue her parents, as they have been turned to pigs as punishment for eating the food meant for the gods.

Hayao Miyazaki, the director, is well known to fans of anime, the Japanese form of animation which only a decade ago was barely known outside of Asia.

Spirited Away (El viaje de Chihiro in Spain) is comparable to Alice in Wonderland, as the story of Chihiro going through the tunnel is very much like Alice falling through the rabbit hole. This movie takes you on a magical adventure suitable for young and old alike.

I’m sure you will be able to find it in your local library. Besides, the soundtrack in English is very easy to understand. Why don’t you give it a try? Look, here you can see trailer:

I really hope you like it. Let me know if you see it, OK?


So say we all!!