Studio Ghibli - The Day I Bought a Star - Dir. Hayao MIyazaki (2006)
“Nana, a young boy tired of the city, escapes into the country. When trying to bring vegetables to the market to sell, his cart breaks down and he exchanges the vegetables for a mystical seed…”
Released in 2006 this 16 minute film is based on a story by Naohisa Inoue and set in the mysterious world of “Iblard” which inspired the art for the fantasy scenes in Whisper of the Heart (1995).
When i booked my trip to Japan earlier in the year i was praying to the gods that this would be one of the films being shown when i visited the Ghibli Museum and thankfully it was :D
The film is incredibly beautiful with an utterly enchanting and mysterious story and characters, so it feels like a little bit of a shame that not many people will get to see it… Then on the other it makes the Ghibli museum experience even more magical to visit leaving you with an incredible memory to take away with you which i think is what the museum is all about.