The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
DIRECTOR: ISAO TAKAHATA
A richly realized fable that begins when a bamboo cutter discovers a tiny girl inside of one of the shoots that he’s chopping, and decides to raise her as a princess—a decision that has very little to do with her down-to-earth nature. The final film by Studio Ghibli’s recently-passed co-founder, Takahata, and among his greatest achievements, with every frame a marvel of storytelling concision and handcrafted care.
Screening in our Playtime: Family Matinees series.