Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

NEVER-ENDING MAN is probably only interesting for those who have already taken a closer look at Hayao Miyazaki. The documentary does little to clarify the motivations and goals of the animation master. It is restrained at the wrong moments and marked by unnecessarily stilted respect for its subject. Neither of the two threads picked up are satisfactorily pursued to their conclusion. On top of that, the film is a formal disaster that comes across as an amateur project that has allowed its scope to be dictated by the available DV-tape and not the narrative structure. This documentary can be safely ignored and is probably ultimately only intriguing for absolute Miyazaki-ultras.


(watched as part of the 6th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge: 2020-21 - GKIDS Week)