Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi.
Watching Miyazachi’s fabulistic animation movies are always a feast for the eyes and the heart. So spectators will definitely “have a KiKi” watching the ultimate work of the Studio Ghibli anime film.
‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ is a children’s fantasy novel written by Elio Kadono and illustrated by Akiko Hayashi and was first published in the year 1985. Miyazaki’s creative team has adapted for the silver screen an exquisite all time fairytale, of the thirteen year old witch Kiki spending a year on her own in a small town, using her magical abilities to earn her living as flying delivery girl.
According to director Miyazaki, the movie touches on the gulf that exists between independence and reliance in Japanese teenage girls, and this undoubtedly extends to all cultures. The gentle coming-of-age story deals with the nature of creativity and talent, as well as the central difficulty every person faces in becoming themselves, whether through luck, hard work or confidence. Once again Studio Ghibli, through a sweet old fashion enchantment, delivers a lovely fable garnished with epic adventures and a universal parable for children and adults.
Written by: Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi