Mami Sunada, Japan, 118 min.
In Japanese with English subtitles
Director Mami Sunada goes behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli, observing the creative processes and working dynamics of directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki during the completion of Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.
“This seemingly ordinary biographical documentary about the retiring animation master unfolds, at a deceptively gentle pace, into a work of immense beauty.”
-Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
“Riveting behind-the-scenes documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness offers some comfort for viewers facing a world without new feature films directed by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki.”
-Simon Abrams, Village Voice
screened in conjunction with The Wind Rises