CATZ FILM

FREE film every Monday night @ 8pm, in The Ramsden Room at Catz. Speakers kindly donated by Richer Sounds.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Princess Mononoke, SUNDAY 11th FEBRUARY IN RAMSDEN ROOM, 20:00, FREE ENTRY

"You cannot alter your fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you
choose.

Princess Mononoke is an epic, beautiful tale of conflict, human nature and
values, taking animation to another level. Director Hayao Miyazaki
(Spirited Away) gives us Ashitaka, a young man who, through protecting his
village from a cursed boar god, becomes cursed himself and travels to the
realm of the Great Forest Spirit in search of a cure and a reason for the
attack. He finds an entrancing and serene place marred by the desire for
human consumption through the people of Iron Town. Under the rule of Lady
Eboshi, they mine the mountainsides, destroying the forest and angering its
once-harmonious inhabitants. San, the adopted human daughter of the wolf
god Moro, leads the retaliation against such devastating and short sighted
acts.

Even in the face of this, we see that the villagers of Iron Town are only
really going about life the only way they know how, and the war-mongering
spirit lords of the forest only doing what they think is right. In this
film there are no real allies or enemies, merely imbalances.

Ashitaka finds himself caught up in the conflict between the humans and the
animals, reflecting current environmental concerns in a way which is both
moving and thought provoking. The outstanding animation encapsulates the
beauty and destruction, highlighting the contrast between the two and
providing a clear parallel to modern conflicts. This spectacular film
promises much, and delivers yet much more." - Jo Barnard

This week we will be offering biscuits to all those who correctly answer
the following question:

"Would you like a biscuit?"

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