My Neighbor Totoro (Annecy Classics)

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Discover or rediscover the cult film "My Neighbor Totoro", its fantasy world and marvelous creatures!

With Annecy Classics, the Festival is paying tribute to timeless films which have made an impact on the history of animation. These screenings are the opportunity for reminding us about the journey of brilliant directors, highlighting the avant-garde techniques in animation, putting a focus on emotional storylines, and celebrating key events. Take a break and rediscover the great animated classics!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film, Annecy Classics is devoting a screening to this classic of Japanese animation, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The multiple award-winning film tells the story of Satsuki and Mei, two young girls who have moved to live with their father in the middle of paddy fields in order to be closer to their ill mother recovering from an illness. As they quickly become familiar with a new environment, they soon get to know Totoros,  marvelous creatures and spirits of the forest only visible to the pure of heart.

A childlike ode to nature full of joy and colour that left a mark on a whole generation!

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The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Tonari no Totoro

    Directed by: Hayao MIYAZAKI

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 1988

    Running time: 01 h 26 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: Drawing on cels

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Hayao MIYAZAKI

    Production: TOKUMA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

    Distribution: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (FRANCE) S.A.

    Script: Hayao Miyazaki

    Sets: Kazuo Oga

    Animation: Yashiharu Sato, Tsukasa Tannai, Shinji Otsuka, Masako Shinohara, Masaaki Endo, Toshio Kawaguchi, Makoto Tanaka, Yoshinori Kanada, Katsuya Kondo, Makiko Futaki, Hiroomi Yamakawa, Hideko Tagawa

    Camera: Hisao Shirai

    Music: Joe Hisaishi