The Japanese House: The Tale of Princess Kaguya (U)

4pm

3 June 2017
Cinema 2
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata directs this beautiful hand drawn animation, based on a 10th-century fable.

When a bamboo cutter discovers a miniature girl living inside of a shining stalk of bamboo, he names her Princess and raises her as his daughter. Growing into a beautiful young woman, the Princess is torn when she struggles with the responsibility of her nobility and her desire for a simple life.

Japan 2013 Dir Isao Takahata 137 min
Digital presentation
Original language with English subtitles

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