Film Screening: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

November 11, 2015

Film Screening:

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
By: Isao Takahata

November 11, 2015 / SLB Room 128 / 7:00 - 9:00PM

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” is the first animated feature in over a decade directed by Isao Takahata, the 78-year-old Studio
Ghibli stalwart. Exquisitely drawn with both watercolor delicacy and a brisk sense of line, the film finds a peculiarly moving undertow
of feeling in a venerable Japanese folk tale about a foundling country girl who can’t shake a sense of being out of place.Kaguya enters the world more bewilderingly than most: She’s discovered nestled within a radiant bamboo flower by a woodsman, who raises her with his wife. Her salt-of-the-earth upbringing and friends are normal, but she matures in unearthly leaps and bounds, crawling one moment and walking the next. Then gold and robes magically appear to her father in the forest, leading him to move the family to the capital to raise the girl as a princess. - New York Times

Sponsored by: APALSA and the Lillian Goldman Law Library

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