The Tale of the Princess Kaguya ★★★★½

The deceptive simplicity of the hand-drawn animation in The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is more than elegantly unassuming. It’s also a perfect match for one of the picture’s themes. Based on a Japanese folktale about a tiny girl found inside a bamboo stalk who is pushed into princesshood by her adoptive parents, this is a movie largely about losing sight of the unadorned in favor of the ornate.

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