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The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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Original title
Kaguya-hime no Monogatariaka
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya
  • Taketori Monogatari
Running time
137 min.
Japan Japan
Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi
Joe Hisaishi
Studio Ghibli
Animation. Fantasy. Drama | Fairy Tales / Fables. 9th Century
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Studio Ghibli (+ Related Films)
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Synopsis / Plot
An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a princess in a bamboo. The princess is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. When Kaguya grows up, 5 men from prestigious families propose to her. Kaguya asks the men to find memorable marriage gifts for her, but the 5 men are unable to find what Kaguya wants. Then, the Emperor of Japan proposes to her.
2014: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
2014: Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Animated Film
2014: Annie Awards: Nominated for Best Film, Director & Music
2014: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection ("Directors’ Fortnight")
2014: Annecy Film Festival: Official Selection (Ouf of Competition)
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature
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