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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Saturday, December 26 - Thursday, December 31, 2015

DCP projection

Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature

Shows starting before 6pm are in English; shows starting after 6pm are in Japanese with English subtitles

Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits an ancient Japanese 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 into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The beautiful princess enthralls all who encounter her—but ultimately she must confront her fate.

Official selection: Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival

  • Country Japan
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 137 minutes
  • Director Isao Takahata