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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Kaguya-hime no monogatari

Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 2h17

Synopsis

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately she must face her fate, punishment for her crime.The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is the newest film from Studio Ghibli, and the strikingly beautiful culmination of decades of contemplation by its director, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata.

Director

Isao Takahata

Born in 1935 in Mie Prefecture, Japan. After graduating from The University of Tokyo with a degree in French literature, he joined Toei Animation Company. He co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 with Hayao Miyazaki and has directed five feature films since: Grave Of The Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pompoko, My Neighbors the Yamadas and Kaguya-hime no monogatari.

Screenplay
Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi

Music
Joe Hisaishi

Production :
Studio Ghibli Inc.
1-4-25 Kajino-cho, Koganei-shi,
184-002 Tokyo – Japon

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Wild Bunch
Tél: +33 1 53 01 50 20
edevos@wildbunch.eu

Distribution :
The Walt Disney Company France S.A.S
25 quai Panhard et Levassor
CS 91378
75644 Paris cedex 13 – France
Tél: +33 1 73 26 58 79

Presse / publicist :
B.C.G.
Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues
Thomas Percy, Wendy Chemla
Tél : +33 1 45 51 13 00
bcgpresse@wanadoo.fr

Title in Original Version : Le Conte de la Princesse Kaguya

Press release

Ce film mérite le seul brevet qui vaille pour les contes : merveilleux / Libération
The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a rich and astonishing swan song / The Telegraph
Chef-d‘œuvre de l’autre maître de Ghibli / Les Inrocks
Directors’ Fortnight adds two Asian features / filmbiz-asia
La surprise poétique du festival / Le Figaro
D’une beauté à tomber, riche, grâcieux / Film de culte
Isao Takahata revient avec Le sublime conte de la Princesse Kaguya / Première
An Artful Return For Isao Takahata / IndieWire
L’innovazione di Takahata approda a Cannes / 40 secondi
Une œuvre cohérente et exigeante / Film de culte
El Studio Ghibli inunda de magia y melancolía Cannes / fotogramas
A visionary tour de force / Variety
Aussi sombre que bouleversant / Trois Couleurs
Et c’est tout simplement superbe / Madmoizelle
Emerveillement devant “Le Conte de la Princesse Kaguya” / culturebox
Très beau / Technikart
A lovely piece of work / The Hollywood Reporter