THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (KAGUYA-HIME NO MONOGATARI) (2013) by Isao Takahata
“A princess’s crime and punishment”
An ancient Japanise legend tell us about a bamboo cutter and his wife. They couldn’t have children. One day he found a little girl into a bamboo stem. They reared the girl and she grew very fast. Soon she became a beautiful and manterful. A lot of men tryed marry with her but she didn’t belong to this planet, she belonged to the moon and one day she had to come back there.
Ghibli Studies have made a new animation film. The director, Isao Takahata (“Heidi, Girl of the Alps”, “3000 Leagues in Search of Mother” and “Anne of Green Gables”) and Kazou Oga’s brilliant art direction, we can enjoy with this movie.
Technically this film covers from the Manga to etching through the watercolor. All in the service to the old story that would make no sense if undertaken with so modern and cool digital animation techniques.
The charming of the Japanese animation reside in the idea about the line and calligraphy like arts. Both taught by Chinese people. The lines are flexible, waving and very marked and they are the true protagonist the colour is only a support. It is gently uniformaly applied.
The soundtrack is as subtle, elegant and delicate as all movie. The sonds take us to the ancient Japan.
The film is like a laquer ceramic and subtle Japanese vase. It has an special beauty, this hypnotize us with each frame.
Traducido por: Iulia García.