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Planet Cinema Film Series: The Tale of Princess Kaguya Film & Theater

Directed by Isao Takahata, PG Based on a 10th century Japanese folktale, this beautiful animated film tells the story of a humble bamboo cutter, his kind-hearted wife, and the child they raise – “Little Bamboo,” who grows by leaps and bounds. But the old bamboo cutter believes that she is destined for a different life in the city as a princess. 2015 Academy Award nominee. 

Planet Cinema is a film series devoted to world cinema, presented by the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department presented in partnership with the Austin Oita Sister City Committee, to celebrate Oita, Japan week and provide a cool summer treat for families in the warmest month of our year (it’s hot in Oita, too!

Planet Cinema Film Series: The Tale of Princess Kaguya