THE TALES OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA /Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

THE TALES OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA /Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

Director : Isao Takahata / Japan / 137  / Japanese / 2013

One day in the forest, the simple bamboo cutter Okina finds a baby in the folds of a bamboo shoot, and brings the infant home to his wife Ona. Naming the child Kaguya and raising her as their own, the couple soon discovers that their daughter is truly not of this world: she grows at an unnaturally quick rate. Discovering a cache of gold and lavish silks in the forest that he takes as a sign of Kaguya’s royal heritage, Okina moves her to a lavish
home in the capital city, where she is besieged by suitors — but Kaguya soon proves to have a higher destiny.

Director Isao Takahata
Screenplay Isao Takahata ,RikoSakaguchi
Producer Yoshiaki Nishimura
DoP Keisuke Nakamura
Editor Toshihiko Kojima
Music Joe Hisaishi
Voice Cast Aki Asakura,KengoKora ,Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto (Japanese), Chloë
Grace Moretz, Caitlyn Leone, Darren Criss, James Caan, MarySteenburgen ( English)

Awards/ Festivals
Mainichi Film Awards – Animation Film Award
Asia Pacific Screen Award- Best Animated Feature Film
Toronto Film Critics Association- Best Animated Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics’ Awards-Best Animated Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards- Best Animated Film
Toronto IFF , Cannes Film Festival , San Sebastian IFF

 

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