The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

September 24, 2018

A film by Isao Takahata

Japan, 2013, 137 min
PG

  • 87th Academy Award® Nominee Best Animated Feature
  • 42nd Annie Awards Nominee Best Animated Feature
  • 67th Cannes Film Festival Nominee Director's Fortnight

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata. This critically-acclaimed film landed on a number of “Best Of” year-end lists, and was nominated for a 2015 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.

(All images © 2013 Hatake Jimusho – Studio Ghibli – NDHDMTK)

A VISIONARY TOUR-DE-FORCE!
Variety
A STAGGERING MASTERPIECE!
RogerEbert.com
GORGEOUS AND MAGICAL!
Washington Post

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