Open Air | Howl’s Moving Castle

Dazzlingly beautiful animation fairytale by Japanese grandmaster Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) about a timid girl turned into an old woman by a witch. She goes into nature to regain her old form.

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For HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, Miyazaki adapted the children’s book of the same name by British fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones. Sophie, a young milliner, falls under the spell of a handsome young man. Little does she know that it is the famous wizard Howl, whom the Witch of the Waste also has a crush on. When the jealous witch has turned Sophie into an old woman, Sophie must search for a wizard who can rid her of the curse. She moves into the mountains and goes to work as a housekeeper in Howl’s moving castle. There she is drawn into a fierce battle against evil forces. And that is just the beginning. Colourful top entertainment for all ages.


21.00hrs—Short Q&A with Janneke Swinkels

Q&A with Janneke Swinkels + ZWERMEN Teaser

Prior to the screening of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE, Maastricht filmmaker Janneke Swinkels will be present for a short Q&A about ZWERMEN, the short stop-motion animated film she has been working on with her partner Tim Frijsinger for the past few years. The production of this remarkable film was recently completed. The story revolves around Piet, an elderly man in a nursing home who suddenly begins to transform into a bird. During the Q&A, Janneke Swinkels will share more about the film and its creation process, and an exclusive teaser will be shown.

(language: English)

Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 2004, 119 min. Japanese spoken, English subtitles. With met de stemmen van Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura en Akihiro Miwa.