Cinema night : Princesse Kaguya
A Ghibli Studio production, directed by the late Isao Takahata, Princess Kaguya offers us a story equally as gradiose as it is deeply intimate and figures amongst the finest works of the famous studio.
A farmers couple finds, hidden in a bamboo stem, a mysterious young girl and decide to adopt her within their family.
A soft and appeasing light radiates from the young girl’s skin and her talents bring joy in the hearts of the inhabitants of the mountain. Truly a gift from above, the farmer is set to make her a princess and offer her more than a simple countryside life.
However, the young girl regretfully quits the mountain and bitterly refuses to adhere to her newly imposed life as an aristocrat.
People take to name her “Princess Kaguya”, princes and emperors alike fight to take her hand in marriage.
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