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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary on the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli and the three men who make up its core: directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki. The documentary was filmed during the making of Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s Princess Kaguya, illuminating the creative process behind one of the most celebrated animation studios in the world.

“And then my heart had no time to rest, because the view of Mads Mikkelsen has done nothing to settle it. My God, this man is perfection in the flesh. The combination of sweetness, elegance, breathtaking charisma and this “little” accent that does everything. I had not have that kind of attraction to complexity since Harvey Keitel. I love these faces, these men whose faces are marked and personable telling the story, these both magical and intoxicating actors.” [x]