Only one reel of the latest anime from Studio Ghibli is in Australia and making the rounds. Next destination, and running for the next ten days, Tales from Earthsea
at the Dendy Newtown.
Glamorous and lush visuals from the very start, a hint of shouting across the crashing waves and subtitles are good. Not so good to do this much reading in the morning however. Drowsy takes hold and a nice slumber slots in early after the start. Enough to gather the flow of the story, not too late to miss out entirely on the world.
With a world in despair it's the ancient and true which leaves for hope and the dying truth of life and the end with death. A tale of acceptance and fighting for the best parts of life and leaving the rule of giving and receiving to the heart. Heads will only complicate matters when the desire out rules and out gasps the sheer audacity of what befalls those who chase the light.
Magic and sorcery, the stuff of mystics, plays heavy in the background with a clean swipe as the human emotions stand at the fore. Truly a beautiful film to soak in and marvel at the expanse and closeness.
Playing at Dendy Newtown from May 17 until 27 for an extremely limited season.