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Spirited Away: Miyazaki film returns to theaters for 15th anniversary

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No-Face is making his return to the big screen.

Spirited Away will be screened in theaters for its 15th anniversary, distributor GKIDS announced Monday. Director Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved animated film will be back for a special two-day run via Fathom Events in over 400 theaters.

Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning feature follows Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl swept into a fantastical world of wild creatures, magic, and witches. With the help of Haku, a young boy who turns into a dragon, Chihiro fights to find her way back to the real world.

The acclaimed Japanese filmmaker has as decorated a resume as creator (Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke), but Spirited Away is considered by some to be his opus. EW called the movie “a triumph of psychological depth and artistic brilliance offered as the magical adventures of one skinny little girl” in its original A review.

“Fifteen years after its release, Spirited Away remains one of the most explosively original and enchanting animated films ever made,” GKIDS president Eric Beckman said in a statement. “Beyond the immense critical praise and awards accolades it has received, the power of the film has resulted in legions of devoted fans who rarely get the opportunity to see it in a theatrical setting.”

Spirited Away will screen Dec. 4 at 12 p.m., and Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Each screening will be followed by Ghiblies: Episode 2, a short animated film with caricatures of Studio Ghibli staff as they go about their day. Click here for more information on the screenings.

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