A fantasy adventure film unlike any other, Spirited Away tells the story of Chihiro, a capricious 10-year-old girl who believes the entire world should submit to her every whim. While en route to a new home, Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a mysterious tunnel, which leads them to a ghostly town. There, Chihiro’s parents greedily devour the buffet in an abandoned restaurant and unceremoniously turn into pigs as she looks on.
They have unwittingly strayed into the Land of the Spirits, a world inhabited by ancient gods and magical beings, who holiday at a giant bath house run by the demonic sorceress, Yubaba. Chihiro finds an ally in the enigmatic Haku, who explains that in order to survive this strange and perilous world, Chihiro must make herself useful by working hard at the bath house. Chihiro renounces her laziness, her reason, her memories, even her name… This visionary work from legendary animator Miyazaki is a surreal fable and an enchanting fairytale.