Miyazaki Mondays

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

1984, Japan, 117 minutes, Digital, PG; Common Sense Media Rating Age 10+

Japanese with English Subtitles

Distributor: GKIDS

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki, is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.

A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature.