Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TRAILERS AND IMAGES FROM THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA


Remember that glorious extended trailer for The Wind Rises? It rather seems like the Japanese have a taste for those such previews for their animated films, as here's one for Takahata Isao's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. I suppose the previous title The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter wasn't quite as marketable, nor as apt, nor as accurate a translation of the Japanese title. Fair enough. Another lovely, much briefer trailer for the film below, and, after the cut, some stills. I posted the teaser trailer for this last year, and named it my favourite trailer of 2013. This was added to the Cannes lineup earlier this week, to show in the festival's Directors' Fortnight sidebar, but English-speaking regions ought not to expect a theatrical release any day soon.