Due to usual recovery, I am taking some time off from the studio today and decide to rest my eyes on Mami Sunada's documentary piece made based on Ghibli's magical true story. It's like getting an invitation to see Hayao Miyazaki's life and his dreams closer than any other possible way. A very beautiful piece that reminds me again and again, a passionate person worth the beautiful chaos in contribution to the industry.
With plenty of photographs and archived footages captured by personal views from the director, the strenuous process of making traditional hand-drawn animation was captured amazingly. It might be the happy souls made it so well.
Apart from the successful filmography made over years, this documentary offers the way to look back at how Studio Ghibli was founded at the first place. Being co-Founder of the company together with Toshio Suzuki (Hayao's producer at Ghibli) and Isao Takahata (Hayao's long time collaborators) was more beyond friendship and professionalism. In a glance, this seems like a notation I barely wish I could have at the moment.
Bottom notch, Kingdom of Dreams and Madness isn't just a title of the movie. Seeing this documentary elevates certain spirit, mainly if you (too) appreciate process and dignity of your works truly.