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Porco Rosso
IFC Center
Friday, Jul 7, 2023 2:30 PM
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Admission General Admission - $18.00
Admission Child - $15.00
Admission Senior - $15.00

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This unsung treasure from Hayao Miyazaki nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure -- a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky. Set in a mid-war Italy swept by fascism, the film follows the life of Marco, a world-weary flying ace-turned bounty hunter who plies his trade above the waters of the Adriatic. Somewhere along the way a curse has transformed Marco's head into the head of a pig, reflecting his loss of faith in humanity. Marco meets his polar opposite in the innocent and energetic 17-year-old Fio, an aspiring airplane designer, and the two are catapulted into an airborne adventure pursued by air pirates, the Italian army, and an egotistical American flying ace. Miyazaki fans will be familiar with the writer/director's fascination with flight; in this film, Miyazaki indulges his passion to the fullest. An avid aviation buff, Miyazaki's airplane designs conform scrupulously to the technology of the period. But most impressive are the exhilarating aerial scenes: sweeping panoramas of wind, cloud, smoke and water and the breathtaking feeling of soaring though the air in an open cockpit.

Screening as part of our series A Studio Ghibli Summer !

Previously screened as part of our series The Films of Studio Ghibli.

All screenings 5:00 p.m. and later will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Morning and afternoon screenings will be presented in English.



Film Details
Country:Japan
Year:1992
Format:DCP
Running Time:94
Director:Hayao Miyazaki
Accessibility:Assistive Listening
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Pull Quote:"Tremendous fun."
Publication:The New York Times