“The animation on its own drew me to the film like nothing else would.
But – unlike a beginner as myself, to the other, more discerning fans of the creations of Studio Ghibli – known to be one of the boldest animation production houses in the world – the very mention of director Isao Takahata would definitely pique the interests of many.
Covering dynamic topics of survival (Hotaru no haka; a. k. a. Grave of the Fireflies), decisions (Omoide Poro Poro; a. k. a. Only Yesterday), and feeling like an outsider (Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko; a. k. a. Pom Poko), amongst other, sometimes lighter, works, Takahata has always strived to continue attaining a unique voice through both his realist and surrealist fiction forms.
Inspired by Japanese folktale Kaguya-hime, Takahata’s latest Academy Award nominated endeavor, however, raises many an important question.
Questions that need solutions more than answers.”
– excerpt of the review by Ankit Ojha
This is the one film that completely blew my mind, which is why despite its imminent release, I decided to take some time to get the details of everything I could appreciate about it through in the review! Read it HERE: http://cinemaelite.com/film-reviews/kaguya-hime-no-monogatari-movie-review/