October 17, 2014 (limited)
Director: Isao Takahata
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: ChloŽ Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, Dean Cain
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic elements, some violent action and partial nudity)
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Plot Summary: 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.
Based on the classic Japanese folktale, "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter," "The Tale of the Princess Kayuga" 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.