Spirited Away

Animation is growing up and is becoming more interesting day by day. Especially in Japan, where the highly aggressive and rather rude manga is developing into a mature form of art, with attractive animation both for adults and children.

One of the better directors from Japan is Hayo Miyazaki. After ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Ghost in the shell’ he now brings us ‘Spirited Away’. ‘Spirited Away’ is a very lovely designed artful fairytale about a 10-year old girl, who ends up in a bathhouse, where humans have been transformed into animals. The longer she stays there, the more she understands about the strange surroundings in which she is lost. A film with wonderful surreallistic scenes, which make me think of the masterly comic books of Francois Schuiten now and then.