Keswick Film Club - Howl's Moving Castle

You are viewing the old version of our website.

Please visit our current website for all the latest information.

Sunday 8th January 5:00 PM

Howl's Moving Castle 

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Country: Japan
Cert: U Year: 2004 Length: 119 mins Language: Subtitled (not dubbed)

Audience Reaction

Score: 79.24% Attendance: 160



Spirited Away two years ago (125 audience, 87% score) showed there is a market in the West for Japanese animation (and there dominant skills over most western animators), so we kick off the spring season with its wonderful follow-up.

Transformed from a young woman into an aged crone by the Witch of the North Sophie finds work with eccentric wizard Howl in his titular home. He’s busy fighting wars with his neighbours so she befriends his cursed fire demon Calcifer and various adventures ensue. Peopled with Miyazaki’s trademark demons, spirits and bewildered humans and with another gorgeous Joe Hisaishi score, this marks the continued refinement of the trademark Miyazaki themes: redemption, flight, identity, loyalty, honour and friendship.


open_quote a floatingly delightful fairytale with its heart set on repealing the laws of gravity close_quote Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Find A Film

Search over 1325 films in the Keswick Film Club archive.

Film Festival

Festival Logo

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2020


KFC is friends with Caldbeck Area Film Society and Brampton Film Club and members share benefits across all organisations


Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

We have also received numerous Distinctions and Commendations in categories including marketing, programming and website.

Talking Pictures Talking Pictures The KFC Newsletter
Links Explore the internet with Keswick Film Club
Find Us On Facebook