The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no monogatari)

  • Dir: Isao Takahata

  • Japan, 2013, 137min, DCP

Takahata’s final animated fable, eight years in the making, is a masterpiece of utmost beautiful fantasia and solitary meditation. Adapting the famous Japanese folklore, the celebrated artist takes hand-drawn animation to new heights of impressionistic fluidity. In charcoal lines and watercolored hues, the elegiac tale of the princess from the moon is unfolded, and morphed into a sophisticated allegory on the folly of materialism and the evanescence of beauty. In his stark realism threaded with imagination, Takahata left behind a shining grace for Princess Kaguya, and an inspiring legend that lives on through his timeless animations.

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2015 Academy Awards, nomination for Best Animated Feature Film

18.6.2018 (MON): Post-screening talk with Thomas Shin



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