Japan’s Miyazaki looks to post-crisis world in animated film
Japanese producer Hayao Miyazaki has written a film on the tale of friendship and sharing, reflecting the values of a new post-crisis age.
The animated film is based on a novel by British children’s author Mary Norton called “The Borrowers”.
“Miyazaki wanted to make this film to tell a story about ‘borrowing’ because world economies are now struggling and the era of mass consumption is coming to a close,” Hiromasa Yonebayashi told reporters at the Rome film festival.
“We wanted to reproduce the lives of these tiny protagonists as described in the book, their vision of the world and how it relates to the world of the grown-ups,” Yonebayashi said.