Miyazaki’s PORCO ROSSO (35mm)
December 23 only
An ace fighter pilot and ex-member of the Italian Air Force during WWI is mysteriously cursed with a pig’s face. Disillusioned with humanity, he adopts the name Porco Rosso (“Crimson Pig”) and spends his time near the Adriatic Sea, drinking at a local bar and fighting off air pirates for cash. Famous for his unsurpassable flying skills, Porco draws the envy and antagonism of an American pilot who plots to take him down with the help of the fascist Italian police. This sixth film by Hayao Miyazaki is among the master animator’s most personal and underrated, highlighting his deep love for aviation and pacifist worldview with an enthralling, endearing and mesmerizing piece of animation cinema perfect for adults and children alike.
A film by Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. Japan. 1992. 94 min. 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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