Friday, June 16 - Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Hayao Miyazaki’s PRINCESS MONONOKE is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. Mononoke is a force of nature – with blood smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera. Please note: The film includes violent battle scenes and frightening fantasy creatures that may be too intense for younger viewers.
Presented by GKIDS.
Screening as part of our series A Studio Ghibli Summer !
All screenings 5:00 p.m. and later will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Morning and afternoon screenings will be presented in English.
- Country Japan
- Year 1997
- Running Time 134 minutes
- Distributor GKIDS
- Director Hayao Miyazaki
- Writer Hayao Miyazaki, Neil Gaiman (English adaptation)
- Editor Hayao Miyazaki, Takeshi Seyama
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.