Celebrate Studio Ghibli ACMI Presents

The Cat Returns


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“ Supple, matter-of-fact tale of two mini-communities inhabited by talking felines with opposing approaches to interacting with humans, is full of narrative surprises, danger and humor.”


Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she's ever imagined. Her good deed is rewarded with a flurry of presents, including gift-wrapped mice, and one very shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat's King's son! Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her fate she'll need to learn to believe in herself, and in the process she will learn to appreciate her everyday life

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An English language version screening (on DCP) will screen Sunday 3 Sep at 2pm. The other screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.