A scene from The Tale of The Princess Kaguya drops out the background Image: Studio Ghibli Empty space is a rarity in animation in general as much as it … Cookies help us deliver our Services. Right, it is a very American interpretation. 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. Bless Takahata for making beauty with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. The ending had some very Buddhist stuff going on, and, yeah, was definitely about death. It has made me more compassionate, and more aware of my time here on earth. As such, a life of a princess comes with utter objectification of a woman, made more poignant with the suitors. It's also sort of the next logical step: move to the city, learn the manners of a princess, get bartered off to some gentleman. Watched it this weekend and I was surprised how deep the movie could be interpreted for any age group. Kaguya. There's the whole symbolism (at least I think so) about circles. I saw The Tale of Princess Kaguya, their most recent film, last Friday. From that standpoint, the ending climax wasn't sudden at all. THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA Review | TIFF 2014. It was breathtaking, along with the music. He brings the creature home to his wife Ounaa and they decide to keep her and raise her as a princess. While many Americans don't seem to understand why she didn't just run away or rebel, I think this is something that relies heavily on cultural norms and a good comprehension on how Kaguya can't bring herself to hurt her parents for their ignorance of how she really feels because she loves them and knows they love her too. However, life and circumstances continually stacked up against her; her hometown was gone when she tried to return, Sutemaru moved on in life without her, when she finally frees herself of suitors the emperor comes, even if she eloped with Sutemaru she would have to return to the moon, etc. But nope, she doesn't even get a chance to finish her speech. A consensus my friend and I came to was that, while this section is entertaining, it is overly long and doesn't seem to add much to the story in terms of themes and development of the main character. At first this reminds me of one of mushishi's episode. See more ideas about princess kaguya, studio ghibli, ghibli. Her letting the other characters dictate what her life's purpose is. That blank stare and the tear rolling down her cheek without having an idea why she was so sad was crushing. Despite a very unusual art style, the animation is good enough that makes that paintbrush drawing looks normal in your eye through out the movie. Midway through the film she flips out and goes running off (seen in the trailers--the animation style becomes more impressionistic--also note the huge moon in this scene foreshadowing) and returns to where she was born and raised, only to find the people and lifestyle she misses don't exist anymore. I don't know if that was part of the original story, probably, but I think it also represents her trying to conform and just being unable to do it. Another thing I appreciated was the subtle humor. Copy link to clipboard. I'm going to keep this short. This is a myth so I think the symbolism and themes are probably more obvious or universal culturally. All in all, I thought it was a grand meditation on life. This film tore me apart. AKA, death. I couldn't stop the tears for a good fifteen minutes. She is clearly not of this world. For this rewatch series I decided that instead of a new movie every day to go with a new one every third day. When the father found the gold and cloth he realized Kaguya must be a princess in the world she came from, so he concluded that a peasant's life was not suitable for her. In Asian culture, the mother and father are deeply honored and respected. In The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, it serves a double purpose, highlighting the intimacy of small moments while also providing the tale, an adaptation of one of the oldest stories in Japan’s folklore, with a timeless, mythical, and melancholic quality. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Critics Consensus. The characters and situations are archetypal due to the economy of storytelling in myths. There's just an undeniable regret Kaguya has after she knows she has to go back. They aren't here in Germany. The Wind Rises' ending felt rushed and wasn't as good as the rest of the movie IMO. She is raised like a princess and presented to suitors, despite her desires to … How inhumane is that apathy. The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Kaguya-hime no monogatari, かぐや姫の物語 (2013) dir. Share to Tumblr. However, I think this movie also relied heavily on the audience to already have an understanding of the myth because of how completely random and sudden the introduction of the moon seemed. Amaterasu met up with Kaguya outside the Palace and was to… As for the introduction of stakes and making the theme apparent 20 minutes prior to end of the film. My rebuttals come back always to that the film is not a film about someone who makes the right decisions. Not even sorrow nor compassion, but just emptiness. Which he paints wonderfully as death and its indifference. A frog is still a frog. And we also both agree there are large portions of the film that, while exceptional, distract from the message of the film and draw out the story. Tweet. But given the viewers culture I suppose we can take it to different degrees, like I did with what was absolutely an American interpretation. So... after all that, what do you guys think of this film? Movie Nr. All and all I really liked it. Absolutely my favorite film of last year. Yeah, I would call it a masterpiece. On that note, I enjoyed the complexity of her fond memories of Sutermaru being marred by seeing him stealing and getting the shit beat out of him, then meeting him again once he has a wife and child. The moment that had me on the verge of tears was when Kaguya started arguing that there is beauty in this world and there are many things worth staying for, and then suddenly, all is gone. Takahata made a big impact with his last movie. In My Neighbors The Yamadas, background elements fade off into blankness Image: Studio Ghibli Regardless how drunk the average American is on the idea we can transform ourselves from paupers to princes, I think the reality of life most of the time for most people is this, that you're in a situation that's tough and which isn't easily changeable, so you /gaman/, you put up with it for a bit. On a kind of side note. What I reacted to is Kaguya always seemed to be enjoying life, being around nature or uninhibited people, but then someone (usually her dad or the manners woman) would clamp down on the things she enjoyed because it wasn't "right" for her. Back to the point; So after returned to mansion, kaguya accepted the customary make-up. The movie was fantastic. Sutemaru … Most women, at some point, have had to repel unwanted advances from egotistical bastards like the emperor, who just can't take no for an answer and seem to think that a woman's entire life was built up just to be with him. This is especially noticeable in Grave of the Fireflies. You have to enjoy life while you can. Share to Twitter. I mean, I got the sense she wanted to be happy and live another way but didn't know how, and thus continued with her princess life and filial duties in the meantime. It was very clear from the lyrics that her stay wasn't permanent, she always was supposed to go back. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a 2014 animated film produced by Studio Ghibli. Anywho, thanks for your review, I enjoyed reading it. Studio Ghibli's final film (for the foreseeable future) is a retelling of a Japanese folktale with the intimacy of a bedtime story and the breadth of an epic. While Kaguya did recognize and regret the shallowness of her life as a princess, I found it interesting that she knows what she should have done but had no way of doing so. First visually with the moon and that strange cart wheel transition (there's probably more) and second with the story. It was a feeling that I could deeply relate to, where I know that my parents love me and are simply trying to make sure I'm happy, but refuse to acknowledge that I am capable of feeling and choosing my own happiness. One day in the forest, he finds a tiny baby in the folds of a bamboo shoot. He's up there with the greatest in the art form. Therefore, it was interesting for me to see how the father's enforcement of "happiness" on Kaguya was killing her. I hope that's okay and a lot of you will participate. Was she dying and given another chance at life again? It was produced by Studio Ghibli for Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DYMP, Walt … Which is actually what I think is the story my friend wanted to see and why his opinion of the film was much lower than mine. My hands were tensed the entire second half of the movie, as I waited for the twist, for the american happy ending. Also, regarding her relationship with her parents, I was in tears at the end when she tried to run away from having the crown or cape put on her and reached out to her parents one more time. And she is like 12-14 years old since the party was about her becoming a woman, so she is just a little girl and it would be tough to run away from parents to live alone. When Kaguya run away from mansion to find out that Sutemaru would not return for another 10 years, she then heard that the forest is not dead but looks so in Winter and the life comes back in Spring. The juxtaposition of the bright and happy music and the overwhelming sadness and loss at the end made the feels all the more poignant. Share to iMessage. I knew going in after watching a few trailers that it was going to be an emotional experience, and it was. It might not seem a conventional vision but don’t doubt that’s what it is. The ending is uncompromising yet it doesn't feel lacking. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. This movie was unlike anything I expected it to be. Also, I don't take much time to give proper exposition to most of what is written - so this will all only make sense if you have seen the film. I think she thought she had to go through Winter and believed that Spring will come someday to become happy. The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a vision. By creating a replica of her hometown and living humbly with her mother even in a great mansion, she was able to find some peace. But considering the theme of Kaguya, the fleeting nature of life, I LOVE that the stakes and theme come in so close to the end. On a normal movie I wouldn't always say this is effective. A common example of this is the parent pushing the kids to give up their friends and fun to study hard because they think the kid will be happier if they go to Harvard (and subsequently, the parent has ensured his/her/their own bragging rights and future caretaker). I thought the movie was going to be really uplifting, especially when Kaguya defended the beauty of the world. And that, is the most powerful thing a movie can do. Kaguya was found in prison and doesn't know what she did wrong. The effect is beautiful and wild, almost primal. Okina is a bamboo cutter in ancient rural Japan. I was not at all disappointed and am so glad to own it. How oppressive is that indifference. Yeah, I just don't know that the theme is about being less passive and not letting others define you. She is a princess. There's also the possibility that the events will repeat itself until society is fit to accept Kaguya on earth. To date, it remains at the top of my list of favorite animated films from the Japanese film studio. So If the Moon didn't interrupt it, Kaguya might have stayed in forest or at least did something. The stakes he believes should have been raised well before the suitor section of the film, because without being clued in to Kaguya's now finite stay on earth there is very little purpose in what is happening in the film. As much as I really hate feeling this way, not being able to function or think clearly for a few days, I really loved this movie. The first thing anyone will tell you about Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is how sublimely beautiful it is. As for the suitor's scene, it reinforces the image and preconception society has of the world. The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a spectacular film that will speak to viewers on different levels. I just can't stop watching this man's movies. You know I am right. While I could not watch this in theaters, I was very happy to be able to watch it online. Kaguya grows at an unnatural rate, soon maturing into an uncommonly beautiful young woman. But even then I too was fighting tears at the end. In any case, there was no possible way for her to be completely happy. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no monogatari), 2013. The dub cast was also nice. 45+ services including Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video. Unfortunately life can end, as it did for her, in the meantime. Noticed the setting was cold, flurry, and sorrow -- that made her, rebelled and flown down to Earth. CAPTION. Alas, the particular Japanese flavor of Princess Kaguya’s artistry tends to table deeper discussion about its meaning. As mentioned before her return was foreshadowed by the large moon when she runs away, as well as from her song she kept singing throughout the film. In her own way, she tried her best to live and be happy wherever she was. The Tale of Princess Kaguya được đạo diễn Isao Takahata và hãng Studio Ghibli lừng danh sản xuất. There is a section of the film where Princess Kaguya has to deceive and thwart the efforts of suitors that her father tries to force on her for marriage. The animation is stylized in a design I don’t see a lot in animation. This thread will be filled with spoilers about the movie. Boasting narrative depth, frank honesty, and exquisite visual beauty, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a … Instead she runs away and realizes, however regrettably, she has to accept the life she has, and so she goes back. The beginning, with this curious, vibrant child growing up and exploring her environment with such gusto really touched me deeply. I am convinced it is one of Studio Ghibli's best films ever produced, and it is one of my favorite films in general. Out of love for the source material I think there was an obligation to include it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, http://myanimelist.net/animelist/zombiejh, myanimelist.net/animelist/viscouscrescendo. After Amaterasu defeated Blight, she temporarily took control of the Emperor from within and released Kaguya. While different films, the closure on Kaguya (and the buildup) were perfect. It was casual but very meaningful at the same time ("Please don't let me go"). Takahata presents us with a deeply sad story of … Did you watch it last night at the Philadelphia Film Festival? I think the most effective thing about this film was the ending, Takahata went through with having her forget her life and has her taken away. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Its humanitarian drama is a sombre one. A good character isn't always someone who makes the right choices. I saw this today. If you haven't seen it yet and plan to do so close this tab immediately. I think that's a very American way of looking at it. Share to Facebook. For him, he was always questioning the reactions Princess Kaguya has to her world. Jan 23, 2016 - Explore Asuna's board "Princess Kaguya", followed by 1993 people on Pinterest. Then the celestial beings on Moon brought her back to the mansion to have her experiences sufferings. What is wonderful about this story is it's about someone who doesn't run away - making it all the more potent. Tale. I don't believe the great American myth. Synopsis. She doesn't even know how to live by herself. The directing was perfect for the entire last 10 minutes. My friend and I agree on this interpretation of the film's theme. I was really confused about that. I wanted the happy ending but that music was so dark and defeating in the context of that scene. But due to the intentions of adapting a myth I feel one must give Takahata a pass on allowing to just give you a part of the myth that despite not coinciding with his theme, is indeed a part of the original source material. 21 - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. What a beautiful meditation on the fleetingness of life, the importance of treasuring each moment and making the most of our time here. Kaguya desired for life on earth and the punishment was to live on earth and experience sufferings that come along with the life. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. What blows me away with his films is his focus on completely normal human behavior. I think she remembered the sorrow when she was on the moon, which we've given a flashback later of (presumably) her house with a moon's goddess watching Earth. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a beautifully drawn, tender, heartfelt film. I am a huge fan of anything Studio Ghibli. I'm late for this thread but I just saw Kaguya and feel like writing some stuff out. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a touching tale alongside some breathtakingly beautiful animation. What's wonderful is his endings are always heartbreakingly realistic. With Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden. The climax of the film happens right after this section of the film and the stakes are raised, Kaguya's stay on earth is going to be coming to an end. As a parent of a spirited young child myself, it really does seem as though they are growing rapidly right before your eyes and they are constantly amazing you with what they can do and how they see the world. You may be sad, but you KNOW immediately after watching it you have taken something from the film. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is similarly minimalist, but features much thicker, coal-based line work, and nearly impressionistic uses of watercolor. Isao Takahata is among my favorite filmmakers, not just of animated features but of film in general. He believes much of the second act in Princess Kaguya is directionless and without a clear theme guiding it. Princess Kaguya, from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1888) tsukioka yoshitoshi art ukiyo-e woodblock prints fine art 19th century art 19th century meiji period woodblock print japanese artist japanese art japanese folklore japanese legends japanese japan princess moon meiji era vintage art vintage Thanks for the reply. Thanks for your review and the discussion! No, last Friday at IFC in Manhattan! Full of life, she makes many friends in the poor countryside surroundings, but her adoptive father wants nothing but the best for her and with riches given … Especially to a person who doesn't apply meaning to her own life and is passive, someone who lets others define her. When the one suitor broke his neck falling into the pot, how casually that was played off was hilarious. Despite all the flaws that this young girl has witnessed in how people act, she’s willing to forgive. Also, I found the artstyle and animation of Kaguya better than in TWR. All joyful memories of her childhood, her parents, and Sutemaru, gone. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – Discovered inside a glowing bamboo stalk by a local bamboo cutter, a miraculous baby, named ‘Princess’ by the cutter, grows at an extraordinary rate, often before people’s eyes. Since Okina has now also found a cache of gold and treasure in the forest, every suitor wants Kaguya. Netflix will host 21 Ghibli films, including the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Directed by Isao Takahata. Just letting a childhood friend of hers get beat up, and not using her power as a princess to stop it. Please visit http://www.shutterstock.com and use the coupon code: CHRIS1014 for 20% off! Director Isao Takahata, the other genius behind Studio Ghibli, responsible for the delightful My Neighbours the Yamadas (1999) and the gutting Grave of the Fireflies (1988), has done something that perhaps no other major animation director has … The movie is about how regrettable it is to live your life this way because at any time you could get notified that you are going to have to return to the moon and forget all of your experiences on your stay on earth. The. It is illustrated with the utmost care – with creative, balanced … I saw the subtitled version, which I've been told I was better off for. The real reason I want to discuss the film however is that my friend and I have very different opinions. In essence, the parents are ALWAYS right, even when they're wrong. Its humanitarian drama is a sombre one. Seeing the results of that, whether you value harmony or freedom, you can't help but deny you need to enjoy your life as much as possible in whatever way you can. However, the human's conception of nobility is far too different from her world and nobody sees this, because they're too preoccupied to meet all the requirements and formalities. Copy embed to clipboard. Directed and written by: Isao Takahata. Should've expected that heartbreaking ending after the emotional steamroller that Grave of the Fireflies was. This is done showing detailed animations of every day tasks, or animating very specific human behaviors (like a baby trying to imitate and hop like a frog). At times the film’s images seem to emerge coevally with the story, as if a youthful savant was sketching the tale as it unfolded in his mind. So you have this curious, joyous, amazing girl, and everyone around her just wants to iron that out and treat her as an object and force upon her their ideas of how they think she should be. I enjoyed your take immensely, I almost forgot to consider the Japanese perspective. Because the Moon sent her to Earth for a punishment for a sin Kaguya made. Share. I suppose it's less "live your dream", and more about enjoying yourself and not taking life for granted. The movie is based literary tale from the late 1500s. This is going to be a animation standard for how showing less in a scene can be just as if not more impactful. They definitely could have used a little more foreshadowing on her origins there. I think that's what love is actually like for a lot of us here on earth: the things that ought to have and which we wanted to work sometimes don't. I am convinced it is one of Studio Ghibli's best films ever produced, and it is one of my favorite films in general. Jesus, I could go on about this film. Yeah, I thought it was brilliant, beautiful, complex and arguably the best film Ghibli's made. So anyway she wandered around and fell to the ground. Oh my God. I loved her encounter with Sutemaru after 10 years had passed. Share to Reddit. I think the film is a successful film based on what its intentions are (or seem to be). XD, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. The mix of charcoal and watercolors really enhanced the dramatic feeling of wonder and freedom; the scene where Kaguya was just spinning around by herself felt so alive and full of joy. 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