TALES FROM EARTHSEA

Tales from Earthsea

Saturday, December 30 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

DCP projection

The first feature directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, is based on the fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin.

The film is set in a medieval world of castles and dragons, a world that has been thrown into chaos by an imbalance of magical forces and is being overtaken by a dark sorcerer on a quest to attain immortality. Meanwhile, troubled young Prince Arren is pursued by demons of his own, until he falls in with the master wizard Sparrowhawk and young Therru – another in a long line of strong-willed Miyazaki female protagonists – and together they set out to defeat the sorcerer and restore balance to Earthsea. Featuring voices of Timothy Dalton, Mariska Hargitay, and Willem Dafoe as the demonic Cob, a goth villain of indeterminate gender, who comes across as the evil lovechild of Morticia and Stardust-era Bowie.

For all showtimes 6:00pm and later, the film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Morning and afternoon screenings will be screened in the English language version.

Part of The Complete Studio Ghibli series.

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  • Country Japan
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 110 minutes
  • Director Goro Miyazaki