The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

JAN 15 - Subtitled

Fourth Annual Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective: Jan 10- Jan 27


Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.


Released in November 2013, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.


Duration: 137 mins. | Rating: PG | Presented Jan.15 in Japanese with English subtitles

The Empirical Theater's Studio Ghibli Retrospective runs January 10 through January 27 and features a collection of some of the finest films from Japan's most renowned animation studio. Please call 503-797-4000 for more information.