Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Written and directed by Hiyao Miyazaki and based on his own 1982 manga of the same name, this Japanese post-apocalyptic animated fantasy is considered to be the film that spurred the creation of the famed Studio Ghibli.

In the wake of the destruction of the ecosystem, warrior/pacifist princess Nausicaa and her allies must negotiate peace between two kingdoms battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources.

1984Rating: PG, Low level violence117 minsJapanStudio Ghibli
AdventureAnimatedFantasy

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Variety

Variety

Miyazaki’s first hit fascinates as a glimpse into the master’s then-developing style, even when the final-act storytelling gets woozy.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

...a magnificent anomaly—a rousing vision of scorched earth.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This film is beautifully animated and written, and the moral to this ecological fable is difficult to miss.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It is the seminal Miyazaki film, breathing wonder, tenderness, and life into worlds where we'd all like to live in.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Dreamlike Ghibli animation that's well worth seeking out.

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