Miyazaki Hayao´s new production not only was the most acclaimed movie in all of Japanese history, but also was the first animation to win the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival. shows us the damage that has been done to nature by civilization and the dialogue between child and the transcendental voice of nature. On the way to a country village, 10 year-old Chihiro and her parents happen upon something very unusual. That ´something´ appears to be a half-built amusement park. Drawn by a certain odor coming from the park, Chihiro and her parents step inside. As soon as they do so, Chihiro´s parents are turned into pigs and they only way Chihiro can turn them back into humans is to become a worker at the hot springs resort that is frequented by ghosts and spirits. In order to break the spell of the witch Yubaba, who also runs the resort, Chihiro has many adventures at the resort. Introducing Japanese influences in his films of late, including and , Miyazaki Hayao continues to portray modern Japan in the form of the hot springs resort in . Using the spirits, the likes of which you´d see in a tale about the gods, and an unusual visual world to portray the mixed-up civilization of modern Japan, Miyazaki Hayao shows us the barriers that exist between nature and civilization, outside and inside, Japan and the West and children and adults. Through this animated feature that is created from the coexistence of different times and places and the many spirits that appear throughout the movie, Miyazaki Hayao takes an Unregrettable look at modern civilization.