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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Sunday, December 24 - Thursday, January 4, 2018

DCP projection

Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature

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

For all showtimes 6:00pm and later, the film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Morning and afternoon screenings will be screened in the English language version.

Part of The Complete Studio Ghibli series.

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