The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Isao Takahata’s THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (PG, 2013, 137 min)
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. Director Isao Takahata’s final film was nominated for an Academy Award and hailed as a masterpiece by critics.
In Japanese with English subtitles
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