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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2014)

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Overview


Genre

Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Release Date

October 17, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

137 min.

Studio

GKIDS

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Isao Takahata

Producer

Geoffrey Wexler

Screenwriter

Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi

Starring

Story


Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) 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 (Chloe 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.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a timeless film that feels both ancient and alive in equal measure..”
by David Ehrlich [A.V. Club]
“..this adaptation of a 10th-century folk tale is less sumptuous than Ghibli maestro Hiyao Miyazaki's surreal classics, yet it's also more affecting than most of them..”
by Graham Fuller [NY Daily News]
“..a lovely, glacially told gem..”
by Joe McGovern [Entertainment Weekly]