NOV. 9-10-11. JAPAN, 2013
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA. Isao Takahata. With Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii.
Japanese with English subtitles. PG, 137 min
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語) is the adaptation of a 10th-century Japanese folktale. It is considered the oldest extant Japanese prose narrative. This animated fantasy drama about a celestial being come from the Moon to experience life on Earth looks like a water color painting come to life. It is slow moving but absolutely breathtaking visually. It was deemed “best animated movie of the year.” (David Ehrlich, The A.V. Club).