Film Details

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Film Synopsis

Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2014

In this adaptation of a 10th-century Japanese folktale, an elderly woodcutter discovers a tiny, doll-like girl inside a shining stalk of bamboo. He takes her home to his wife and in her arms the girl suddenly transforms into a normal-sized baby. She lives with the couple and plays with local children, who call her Little Bamboo because she grows so fast. When a treasure of gold is discovered in the same bamboo grove, the woodcutter is convinced that the child is a princess, and must be raised accordingly. From the countryside to the grand capital city, she beguiles all who encounter her, including five noble suitors.

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