Animation: Princess Mononoke (PG)



When: Thurs 10th August, 3.30pm
Where: John Clare Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1SQ
Who: Peterborough Arts Cinema
What: Film

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. Directed by renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, this animation has broken a number of box office records in its native Japan.

Essentially a statement on the ecological devastation brought on by human advancement, the story follows the battle between Princess Mononoke and a mining village. The film's strength lies in its refusal to paint either its arguments or its characters in black and white: There are no pure heroes, no clear-cut villains and no pat answers.

FREE event.