Nothing short of P e r f e c t i o n.
A fascinating and mysterious story, filled with a spectrum of wonder, tragedy, laughter, and love, yet the artwork, alone, is enough to make this film a treasure. The watercolour and charcoal drawings are so beautiful that they made me weep...
I recommend The Tale of Princess Kaguya to everyone who loves contemporary illustration, the beauty of nature, and fairytale stories that make your heart burst.
Just a note: I watched this in the theatre (in Japanese, with French subtitles,) and if it's still playing at a theatre near you: go! It would be a terrible shame to miss this on the big screen, because the visuals really are that awesome!
Director: Isao Takahata