In this edition of Knowledge Sans Frontières, historian and professor at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris, Dr Michael Lucken, analyses Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001). The analysis of this movie as a roman à clef will lead us to understand that Miyazaki’s film is an allegory built around the notion of space that tends to reverse the modern hierarchy between two realms. These, are the “realm of verticality”, which is the scene in which the busy world of the Bath palace is driven by frenetic consumption and mimetic desire, and the “realm of horizontality”, the train sequence characterized by poetic scenes, aesthetic fulfilment and peaceful relationship between creatures.
Venue: The Arts House, Blue Room
When: 21 Aug 2016, 3pm
By: The Arts House