- Hayao Miyazaki
- Shuichiro Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Bunshi Katsura
Animator Hayao Miyazaki’s tale of a pig-faced fighter pilot set against the backdrop of post-World War I Europe. Porco earns a living as a hired gun, hunting air pirates that skulk over the Adriatic Sea. Shot down by a rival, Porco lands in Milan for repairs. When his usual repairman calls on an all-female team of mechanics to fix the plane, Porco initially balks. He eventually recognizes the brilliance of his mechanic’s granddaughter and his plane is repaired. Now up and running, Porco heads home to confront his rival, his government, and his own past. “...Miyazaki smooshes fantasy and history into a pastel-pretty yarn as irresistible as his feminism.” (NY Times) Cosponsored with the East Asia Program.