• Director

    Isao Takahata

  • With

    the voices of Mikijirô Hira, Etsuko Ichihara, Eijirô Tôno

  • Japan 1968. 82min

  • Video

  • Certificate

    U

  • English subtitles

In Iron Age Norway, young Horus unwittingly wakes a stone giant and pulls an ancient sword from its shoulder. Ownership of this ‘Sword of the Sun’ makes Horus ‘Prince of the Sun’ and he sets off on a quest to avenge his village, which was destroyed by ice devil Grunwald many years earlier. This magical fantasy adventure was made many years before the formation of Studio Ghibli but it features exceptional work by the future heavyweight duo Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki.

Subtitled in English. An actor will read out the subtitles via headphones for younger audiences.