The worlds of Studio Ghibli have always been fascinating to live in, but for an upcoming film the Japan-based outfit looks to be headed in an entirely new direction. Coming from Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata, The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) seems to be using a style invoking watercolor animation and we now have a new three-minute trailer which shows off a great deal of this beautiful approach.
The story follows a bamboo cutter, Taketori no Okina, who slices open a stalk to find a thumb-sized baby inside, one who grows into a princess named Kaguya. When she grows up, she calls upon five pining men to find memorably wedding gifts for her. Check out the trailer below via Vlicious, along with the recently released U.S. poster for Hayao Miyazaki‘s final film, The Wind Rises.
The Wind Rises begins a one-week limited release this Friday, November 8th, before a wide February bow, while The Tale of Princess Kaguya hits Japanese theaters this month, with no U.S. distribution yet.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I have a discussion on why movies matter before jumping into a feature review of Terry Gilliam‘s latest creation The Zero Theorem, which is now available on VOD before a theatrical release on September 19th. […]
Bleak and harrowing, Starred Up is a prison picture that pushes the boundaries. The film opens with the graphic examination of Eric (Jack O’Connell) a teen transferred to an adult prison. Exploring the culture of violence, in particular the legacy of violence, David Mackenzie has crafted a powerful feature film that has resonated with in […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute