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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Mild themes, violence and nudity

5 Mar - 27 Mar

This is the untold story of The Princess Kaguya, the heroine of the ancient Japanese folktale ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’. The crime and punishment of a princess. A 5 billion-yen epic of animated entertainment, eight years in the making.

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  • The most beautiful Ghibli heroine ever. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. The bamboo cutter decides that she should be a ‘true princess’, and moves his family to the capital, where she acquires the social graces, such as playing the koto, that together with her great beauty bring the greatest nobles of the capital in quest of her hand.

    Based on the classic Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, this film from Isao Takahata is a strikingly beautiful masterpiece, eight years in the making and the culmination of decades of contemplation.

    "A visionary tour de force", Variety