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Japan 2013, 137 minutesDir. Isao TakahataIn Japanese with English subtitlesRating: [PG] Violence and nudityGenres: Drama / Animation, Fantasy
Topics: Studio Ghibli.
“a timeless film that feels both ancient and alive in equal measure. ”~David Ehrlich, The A.V. Club
Aroview: Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata directs this beautiful adaptation of a classic Japanese folk tale with a distinctly different flavour to that of Hayao Miyazaki.
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
5 stars (Exceptional) A glorious , breathtakingly beautiful film. ~Haliborange
4 stars (Very Good) ~normfilmbuff
3 stars (Good Enough) The early screenplay is excellent but it gets bogged down once the family moves into the city and it drags on too long. ~tubbs
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