The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

From the writer and director of Studio Ghibli animated dramas Only Yesterday and Grave of the Fireflies comes this fantasy based on the Japanese folk tale of a tiny sleeping princess, discovered in the forest one day by an old bamboo salesman. Adopted into the elderly couple’s care, she goes into a full-sized baby within an instant, leading to a life lived with little riches but ultimate tranquillity. But when she grows older, the interests of the wealthy intervene…

2013Rating: PG137 minsJapan
AnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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A visionary tour de force.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Drawn with both watercolor delicacy and a brisk sense of line, the film finds a peculiarly moving undertow of feeling.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Moving and tragic.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A marvel of Japanese animation, a hand-drawn, painterly epic that submerges us in a world of beauty.

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As Studio Ghibli is to close its production, this might be the last chance to see an oriental ink-and-wash painting style on the big screen.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A visionary tour de force.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Drawn with both watercolor delicacy and a brisk sense of line, the film finds a peculiarly moving undertow of feeling.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Moving and tragic.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A marvel of Japanese animation, a hand-drawn, painterly epic that submerges us in a world of beauty.

0

As Studio Ghibli is to close its production, this might be the last chance to see an oriental ink-and-wash painting style on the big screen.

4.0
0