THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA - Studio Ghibli Festival

NR  |  2 hours 17 minutes • Archived

Angelika Film Center New York, NY Print
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Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata 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 and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. A powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO).

Directed By

Isao Takahata

Written By

Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi


English version - Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen Japanese version - Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii


English language dubbed / Japanese with English subtitles

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