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Spirited Away

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“Every element of the film, the storyboard, the animation, the music - is testimony to a considerable talent”

David Stratton, SBS

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by magical creatures. Separated from her parents, who have now been transformed into pigs, Chihiro embarks on a fantastical adventure in which she encounters talking toads, walruses, penguins and a sludge monster, among other bizarre deities and demons, on her quest to find her way home.

Winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Spirited Away perfectly blends the unknown rules of the supernatural world with the young heroine's unblinking acceptance of her new and strange environment.