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Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart

February 17, 2023
FilmMonthly Anime past event

Friday, February 17, 7 pm ET

Screening in 35mm! Japan Society Film celebrates both Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) and Japan’s National Cat Day (Feb 22) with the purrfect romantic flick – Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart. Fall in love with this tail of teenage friendship, long-distance love and anthropomorphic cats! A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Together with Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted by The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on a life-changing adventure that takes her beyond the boundaries of her imagination. This beautiful tale based on a screenplay from Hayao Miyazaki will delight and amaze audiences of all ages! (GKIDS)

Dir. Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, 111 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Yoko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi.

Image: © 1995 Aoi Hiiragi / Shueisha – Studio Ghibli – NH.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Friday, February 17, 2023
  • 7:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $15 General Admission
  • $5 Members
  • $12 Senior & Student
  • $5 Person with Disability