The Film Connection

Studio Ghibli: Whisper of the Heart

Episode Summary

"Take me home, country roads..." What do a John Denver classic and magical cats have in common? It's the coming of age romance, Whisper of the Heart. Hermione Flavia of wildfiremotionpictures.com joins Matthew and Steven to discuss one of Studio Ghibli's lesser known efforts.

Episode Notes

The only film directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, Miyazaki's apprentice, is a heartfelt coming of age romance with tinges of fantasy. Is this an under-seen gem within the Ghibli cannon, or a slight teen drama unworthy of the great studio? And what does a famous John Denver song have to do with it all anyway? Matthew and Steven are joined by the very charming Hermione Flavia of wildfiremotionpictures.com to discuss.