When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
|Release Date||:||November 19, 2004|
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Animation, Adventure|
|Production Company||:||Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Mitsubishi, d-rights, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation|
|Writers||:||Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones|
|Casts||:||Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashûin, Mitsunori Isaki, Yo Oizumi, Akio Ohtsuka, Daijiro Harada, Haruko Kato, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Chieko Baishô|
|Plot Keywords||:||flying, witch, rain, castle, scarecrow, body exchange, hatter, bakery, demon, anime|
In a time of war and falsity here it is a dancing poetry from Japan against all the cruelty and pain. The moving castle leads us to a magic place where life has a strong value and elderly people have an important role to play. Also in an apparent hostility or in a scarecrow, Hayao Miyazaki gives us the chance of finding a friend and not letting the dream go down. The perfect technique and the emotional stream are in complete harmony. If the jury of the Venice Film Festival had been more far-seeing, it would have given a more prestigious prize to this masterpiece.