Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1hr 59m
This screening will be the English dubbed version.
From master-creator Hayao Miyazaki comes the charming animated adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’s novel.
Sophie (voiced by Emily Mortimer) – a pretty but shy 18-year-old – works hard in her parents’ hat shop. She leads an uneventful life until one day a spiteful witch curses her with a spell which ages her prematurely. The only way to break the spell is to enlist the help of her friend Howl (voiced by Christian Bale), a strange but flamboyant young wizard who lives in a colossal, moving castle. They are joined by powerful demons Calcifer and Markl (Billy Crystal and Josh Hutcherson), the protectors of a magical four-way-door that can take visitors to other lands and dimensions.
This lusciously illustrated fairytale was a big hit upon its original release in 2005 and plays at The Odyssey this Easter for its glorious first outing. With its loveable cast of misfits, you’ll struggle to pick a favourite! Miyazaki’s classic combines incredible visuals with a sense of childlike wonder to produce an uplifting story that will enchant the whole family.
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