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thumbnail The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya (2013, Japan)

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Director: Isao Takahata
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu
Genre: Animation
Duration: 137 mins

An elderly bamboo cutter discovers a magic baby in a stalk of bamboo and brings her home to his wife who raises her as their own. The girl grows quickly and soon has a gaggle of friends with whom she runs wild. However, the bamboo cutter has ambitions and brings his wild child to the capital, where he has her made over into a lady, dubs her Princess Kaguya, and offers her up to the noble class as a bride. Directed by Isao Takahata, who co-founded the legendary Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki, it is gorgeous and hand-drawn, like a watercolor come to glorious life. The story is based on ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’, a 10th-century Japanese folk tale. The story has lived for centuries and if ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ is any indication, it will continue to.

Screening Date: 10-Jul-16

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