Expat Cinema: Spirited Away (+English subtitles)

Screening Monday 8 January

Movie lover but trouble understanding Dutch subtitles? Join Lumen’s EXPAT CINEMA screenings. Every Wednesday we screen the best foreign language movies with English subtitles. Our café is the perfect place to hook up for a good coffee or special beer before and after the film.  


To celebrate the new Studio Ghibli film The Boy and the Heron (catch our preview it in our expat cinema on Wednesday 13 December), we screen another masterpiece of Hayao Miyazaki: Spirited Away. The film follows the emotional odyssey of a young heroine, weaving a tale for both young and old, in a magical world.  

Mogelijk schadelijk tot 6 jaar Geweld Angst

Koop nu een kaartje

There is so much to see in Spirited Away, from a mud-spewing mask to a faceless entity indulging in cake. Spirited Away is a thousand films in one, where each scene forms a separate work of art. It is drawn by hand by director Hayao Miyazaki and animator Masashi Andô.  


After breaking attendance records in Japan, Spirited Away won a Golden Bear in Berlin and an Oscar for Best Animated Film.  The success is not owed to humor, as is often the case with many American animated films – the humor is subtle. Instead, Miyazaki illustrates the wind through the grass and the silence in the elevator… a true masterpiece.